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“Looking For The Right Things” by A.O. Gerber

The uber-talented indie singer/songwriter A.O. Gerber comes to Wolf in a Suit with the ethereal sonic creation that is “Looking for the right things”. With this uniquely crafted blend of melodies and lyrics, she gives life a world so strange yet so familiar and relatable from the very first second. Her voice is soft and subtle yet manages to grasp the right touch of passion and down-to-earth storytelling to allow the track to pull us in. The soundscape unfolds and in an instant offers us a chance to escape from reality as our imagination runs wild within this unknown realm. So listen, see and fall prey to the exquisite magic of this contemporary must-listen gem. Enjoy!

I wrote this song in 2017 in a moment of exasperation, when my desire to show up as my honest self and let someone else show up as theirs felt impossibly difficult. That refrain, “Looking for the right things,” was a sort of anxious plea — this looping frustration over the distance between intention and reality, the desire for closeness and the complexity of actually allowing it.

We tried to record this song for my first record and we couldn’t get the production right (irony!). As the years went on, I tried again and again to re-work it, and the repetition of that refrain started taking on new meaning. There’s anxiety in it, yes, but there’s also gentleness, self-nurturance, and even some hope — this feeling that it’s worth it to stay open, stay tender, stay messy.

A.O. Gerber

Location: USA

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