Rich Jacques breaks the tension of a tumultuous year beautifully with this poetic and organically gentle acoustic offering.
Leading with delicate and intimate picking, doubled-vocals guide us through a softly whispered folk sound-track – utilising imagery, setting the mood and surrounding the listener with a sense of peace and calm and Clear Blues Skies.
Fresh from the album Joy Follows Like A Shadow That Never Leaves, this single makes fine use of the easy-going building blocks of natural folk song-writing and performance. The whole thing reflects gorgeously upon life, the passing of time, and effectively combats related anxieties with a feeling that all will be well.
Accompanied by an equally simple yet soothing array of visuals, Clear Blues Skies is precisely what we need right about now – in music and in our everyday world.
Delightfully sung, designed to be the comforting antidote to the complexity of elsewhere – a real pleasure to sit back and relax into.