Carly Paradis Casts the Doubts and Insecurities of the Past to the Burn in the Bright Light of a Promising New Love on the Majestic “The Crushing Weight of History”

Carly Paradis, photo courtesy the artist

Carly Paradis sounds like she should be singing from a heavenly chariot on “The Crushing Weight Of History.” Joined on vocals by Jonas Bjerre of Danish alternative rock band Mew, the song is large, sustained chords and scintillating ambient tones, horns and strings accenting the majestic dynamics. The title suggests an elevated subject whether that’s the actual weight of history on the world scale or the weight of one’s own personal history coming in to cast a shadow of doubt and uncertainty in the face of something that seems promising and not wanting to jinx it by mulling over one’s mistakes and letting one’s past eclipse the good in your life. An epic, melodramatic love song with grace and grandeur is rare but with the help of Michael Stein of S U R V I V E and Doug Dare of Erased Tapes and other collaborators, that’s what Paradis has crafted here. The song is the lead track from Paradis’ third album Nothing is Something which was released this past Friday, November 29, 2019. Listen on Soundcloud and follow Paradis at the links provided.