Scott Alarik knows where songs come from. It's common knowledge that he is an expert on the genre, but in "Revival" he lets us in on a little secret. He has an intimate understanding of the far more mysterious origins of song, in the inner landscape of the songwriter. He is no stranger to the intricate workings of the muse, to the ways sadness deepens us, to how we will always measure the richness of our solitude against our more human loves. One could read this as a simple love story between two people but it is also about a greater love affair between them and their craft, their ambition, their loneliness, and the alchemy of song.
by Meg Hutchinson, singer-songwriter