At the end of 'Earth Song'
you will hear the lyric
what about us ?
what about Abraham ?
I ask that same question often
what about Abraham ?
I'd like to introduce you
to an incredible artist.
Someone I've followed for years
and has always amazed me.
He's always shunned the spotlight,
never had an agent or a manager .
He rarely plays live
but I truly believe
he writes classic songs.
Songs that truly touch something deep inside
and songs that will eventually
by a bigger audience.
Songs that will live on forever.
He has been called
"the songwriter's songwriter"
Because of the number of
famous people and industry insiders
that follow his music
the song playing now "Norma McCall"
is my latest favorite.
but he's got so many
its really hard to choose
If not for some true fans
there would never be a video like this.
Film-maker Randy Morgan
heard the song 'Norma'
and thought ........
'My god , people need to hear this ,
this is a hit. '
but that's sort of how it goes
for Abraham ,
toils away quietly
at his secret songs
and others seem to magically come along
with a missionary zeal
to help expose
them to the public.
I sincerely hope
you take a few moments
to check out these wonderful songs
************************* Pause the video for a miuute and see the incredible range of this artist on one of these three songs. **********************************
These three songs are all from his most recent CD
"The Cruelty of Gravity"
in his bedroom
and played everything.
Guitar, Bass , Synth , vocals
I for one think is totally brilliant
and sounds like
a big studio production ,
The cover of "Cruelty"
was done by a famous artist
"All I know is after hearing a few songs, I suddenly realized there was some secret tunnel that had opened directly between me and the music, like a bridge or a vein, a private passage, and what was coming through was way more than just music. It was like the first time tripping, when the door flew open and blew right off its hinges and will never close again! Not that I would want it to anyway, but you know. It was beyond powerful."
But to really appreciate 'the cloud'
You have to read his lyrics ......
Like the one below for,
"Anytime You Walk into the Room"
Anytime You Walk
Into the Room
There's a cool and peaceful feeling, comes over me
This is a live video done
at a small coffee house in LA ,
you'll see what I mean ,
This is the kind of song
that could become a
Something that's played at every wedding
til the end of time
His first CD, "Another Successful Breakfast" was filled with classics.
Just check out the three songs below. "Company of Strangers" is a haunting tale of someone suddenly realizes that they've spent their whole life working with strangers. "Cigarette Bar" is pretty much the same alienated worker drinking himself into oblivion at night to face the strangeness of the day. "Breathing by the light of the moon" is a much more etherial side of Abraham and is simply stunning in its complexity and absurdity, truly a delight to listen to.
Recently I've been pushing Abraham
to put his songs on video.
ANY Video exposure is better than none I told him.
The two videos below are pretty rough .
But still I think they do a lot to help
accentuate the beauty of the songs.
I truly thank you for taking the time to check out a true Musical Mastermind. I'd love to share much more with you. The new songs are way beyond anything I've heard before , and I'm going to try to send one per week out to people on the mailing list . So sign up and I promise you'll be recieving some wonderful surprises in your e-mail on a regular basis. .... bjorn engler