It’s easy to see why — unless you’ve had your heart surgically removed, these are songs that will move you. Conjuring the spirit of Everyman may not be glamorous, but it’s also not easy. Orlowski writes from a real, unguarded place and that accessibility is tangible. There are no walls here — only a palpable honesty and really, really good songwriting.
Ever had your heart broken? Ever felt like love was the only sensible means of escape? Ever felt paralyzed in the wake of wild emotions? Then you’ll relate to “Happiness Is Waiting.” The Sufi poet Hafiz has this to say: Greatness Is always built upon this foundation: The ability To appear, speak and act As the most Common Man Orlowski and his bandmates get that. “Happiness Is Waiting” is a testament to our shared emotion and confusion. It’s also a damn fine album, filled with radio-friendly tunes and bare, unrestrained insight and emotion. Orlowski’s songs are strong enough to have resonance in the most stripped down of settings, but drummer Tim Rummerfield and bassist Matt Deason provide a colorful backdrop for Orlowski’s songwriting to truly blossom in arrangement and depth.
So curl up and settle in. Pour yourself a cup of tea or a big glass of vino. Let this record soak into your subconscious. As Orlowksi so eloquently puts it,” When hope is in your heart, then you’ll be great.” Sometimes greatness is subtle.
As Orlowski seems to intuitively grasp, sometimes it reveals itself most brilliantly through its simplicity. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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