Published on May 3rd, 2012 | by Chase Larson0
“Master & A Hound” — Gregory Alan Isakov
It’s hard to pinpoint what stirs within us the seemingly irrational desire to listen to melancholy music. Maybe it puts us in a perspective of self-evaluation. Perhaps the poignancy within the notes speaks to each us on an individual level, uncovering heartache, nostalgia or personal reflection. Or maybe we’re just all unabashed masochists. Regardless, an excellent purveyor of said melancholia is Gregory Alan Isakov. One of my personal favorites, “Master & A Hound,” plays out like a bitter lullaby during those nights you can’t seem to sleep and lay awake gazing out the window, searching for answers.
Chase Larson is the founder and editor-in-chief of SOUND. He has written for Men’s Journal, Deseret News, Daily Herald, Rhombus Online and worked as an editor at the The Daily Universe. When he’s not involved in one of the aforementioned pursuits, he sleeps. Very well. Follow him on Twitter at @chasemlarson or Google+.