Mary Gauthier Dark Enough To See The Stars
As she has so eloquently accomplished over the past 25 years, acclaimed singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier has used her art once again to traverse the uncharted waters of the past few years. â€œIâ€™m the kind of songwriter who writes what I see in the world right now,â€ she affirms. Thankfully, amid dark storms of pandemic loss, she found and followed the beacon of new love: Her gift to us, the powerful Dark Enough to See the Stars, collects ten sparkling jewels of Gauthier songcraft reflecting both love and loss. On Dark Enough to See the Stars, she mourns recent devastating losses: the deaths of John Prine, David Olney, Nanci Griffith, and her beloved friend Betsy. But she also sings open-heartedly of love. All ten tracks prove Gauthierâ€™s belief, as stated in Saved by a Song, that â€œsongs can bring us a deep understanding of each other and ourselves and open the heart to love.â€ Deep emotion resonates throughout Dark Enough to See the Stars. â€œIt kicks off with three love songs,â€ says Gauthier. â€œSomewhere along the work Iâ€™ve done in therapy through art and 32 years of recovery, Iâ€™ve somehow stabilized enough to be in a relationship that works â€“ and I want to express that in these songs.â€ The joyous triad â€“ the catchy â€œFall Apart World,â€ the lilting ballad â€œAmsterdam,â€ and gospel-tinged â€œThank God for Youâ€ â€“ each punctuated with Danny Mitchellâ€™s evocative keyboards â€“ comes alive with poetic imagery.