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Gary Dranow - “Floating Away” ~ Floating gently with the heart's silent echoes through the depths of friendship and loss!

Utah-based rock artist Gary Dranow has become a prominent figure of our international music blog and the innumerable songs we have listened to of his and his band and also reviewed have been consistently quite versatile and absorbing. Today we go back in time a bit and explore his January release called "Floating Away". The talented duo of Gary Dranow and Chris Zoupa, have crafted an emotionally stirring track that beautifully captures the bittersweet nature of the reunion of two old friends as they share stories and memories over coffee and bagels.

With Gary's vocals leading the way and accompanied by a complementary lovely female duet in the chorus and bridge sections along with additional harmonies, the song takes listeners on a heartfelt journey where the lyrics paint a vivid picture of a chance encounter between Gary and his long-lost friend Harold Deblanc at a downtown café. As they sit face to face, Harold opens up about the pain and sorrow he's endured over the years, particularly following the loss of his fiancée to suicide. The opening lines highlight the passage of time and the weight of unspoken sorrow.

"Floating Away, he whispers to the sky, In every tear, a story, a silent cry. Holding his pain, in the coffee shop we’ll stay, Listenin’ as he floats away..." -

The chorus encapsulates the song's essence, portraying Harold's emotional release as he shares his inner turmoil amidst the comfort of their surroundings. The next lines in the second verse, delve deeper into Harold's emotional state, revealing the scars of his past and the resilience that lies within him.

"From the ashes of sorrow, a new path that we pave, In the depths of despair, in our friendship we're brave. We're brave…" -

The bridge serves as a beacon of hope amidst the darkness, highlighting the strength found in their bond and the courage to face the unknown. The final verse brings a sense of closure and renewal, as Harold finds solace in their shared connection and embarks on a new chapter.

Therefore, through its poignant melody and touching lyrics, "Floating Away" gracefully conveys the themes of friendship, loss, and resilience. Despite the tears and trembles of pain in Harold's voice, there's a glimmer of hope that shines through, reminding listeners that even in the darkest of times, there's light to be found. The song's ethereal qualities, delicate instrumentation, and heartfelt vocals create a deeply meditative listening experience, inviting listeners to reflect on the power of human connection and the healing that can come from rekindling old friendships. It's a song that resonates with universal emotions and experiences, touching the hearts of all who hear it, so we request you take a listen below and embark on this profound journey of self-discovery and healing.

Listen to "Floating Away" on Spotify here:

You can check out Gary Dranow’s (band) website here:

A brilliant addition to the repertoire -

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