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Losing Battles by Josh Ritter

Losing Battles is a track from Josh Ritter’s just released (tenth!, I think) album Fever Breaks.
Adding to the experience this time around is production from Jason Isbell who provides music along with his band The 400 Unit.
Ritter’s lyrics interact with themes of good and evil, love and loss, failure and hope. Yearning.
I’ve liked the more story-telling songs in the past, but these seem personal.


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All Some Kind Of Dream by Josh Ritter

All Some Kind Of Dream by Josh Ritter (with Jason Isbell on guitar) from the soon to be released Fever Breaks.
A contemporary expression of an old-fashioned social justice folk song.
Some lament, some hope, pointed yet irenic.


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I Still Love You (Now and Then) by Josh Ritter

What could improve on a new album from Josh Ritter?
Having the album produced by Jason Isbell, with Isbell’s band The 400 Unit providing instrumental support. That’s what.
This is I Still Love You (Now And Then), showcasing Ritter’s lyrical skill with an assured and expansive melodic backing. Maybe a little more country/rock than Ritter’s folk/rock if that’s a difference.

The passing of time can allow the feelings that saw broken relationships begin revisit.
Not to stay, but rather to remind of how far we’ve come.