Free Fallin’

“I’m gonna free fall out into nothin’. Gonna leave this world for awhile.” This is exactly what great music does to me. It takes me out of my body and out into the creative ether. It helps me let go of anxiety or sadness or anger or grief and just soar on the music. I know that not everyone has that experience with music but it’s like a drug in a lot of ways. It alters your mood, changes your perception and allows you to truly escape to a place that no-one and nothing else matters.

Today’s episode covers the first track from the iconic Full Moon Fever; Free Fallin’

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