Everyone once in a while you need to listen to a song that is just there to make you feel good. Fox and Bones’ “Better Land” is that song.
Better Land is the quintessential hopeful jam played over the end credits of every single Disney movie ever. It’s sweet, it’s jaunty, and the music is on point. You really couldn’t ask for more. A lot of music nowadays wants you to consider big questions. Artists want to make big “Points” with a capital ‘P’. Better Land accomplishes that in a more positive way.
The song speaks about hope, togetherness, and love in the face of adversity. It can be either a political protest song, a patriotic anthem, or, as so often is the case these days, both at the same time. The song is incredibly listenable.
The melody is pretty much perfect and with lyrics as inspiring as this song has, I wouldn’t be surprised if I hear this in an Amazon Original coming of age film soon.
And we’ll build it not in our image
But in who we plan to be
We’ll have room to grow these seeds we’ve sown
Stretching outwards towards the breach
Gather your love, shine your light
Be the first morning rays after a long dark night
Join your hands, open your heart
It’s just one small step, but hell that’s how all the big things start
Fox and Bones is a folk-pop band from Portland. If they play their cards right, I can definitely see them breaking into the mainstream, though I am sure that is the last thing they want. If they keep producing songs like “Better Land”, I imagine they won’t have much choice in the matter.
Bottom line? Better Land is amazing, and everyone should listen and take the lyrics to heart.
Photo credit: Amandala Photography
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