For Los Angeles’s own Chords Of Truth, making music is both an honest and emotionally driven experience. Releasing their new single titled “Wonder”, Chords Of Truth is focusing their sights on a thinking audience that are very socially aware. Bringing to the light, the importance of thinking about the ones who struggle to bring about changes that matter, and in a world where many people overlook the silent heroes among us, it is nice to see a musician pointing out their thoughtful existence. This folk driven song that embraces the pondering thoughts about all these unsung heroes is, simply put, a beautiful track.
Opening with a mellow guitar, the thoughtful vocals and inspired lyrics quickly weave into the emotionally driven fabric of this song. Completely story driven, in the way that you would expect from Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens, or RUSH, this song shines when you focus on the message given as much as the beautiful instrumentation.
Although the song itself doesn’t redefine the folk genre, it doesn’t have to. Instead, I see this song as a true show of appreciation for the history of the genre that it chooses to play homage to. “Wonder” is not a fast track in any way at all. What it is, is a methodically paced ballad of a track that fills itself out with beautiful piano, clean guitars, and emotional vocals, while the drums never overstep their boundaries, and through and through this is a truly pleasant listen through.
Chords Of Truth has produced great music in the past, and it is safe to say that although their new single “Wonder” is not a complete and unexpected departure, it is unlike much of what we have heard coming from the Chords Of Truth camp in the past.
There is no doubt that many fans will have to give this song a few listens through to fully appreciate the honest approach and serious message of this socially aware track, while other fans will embrace that Chords Of Truth have, once again, proven why they deserve your full attention.