Couvo’s ‘A Prayer’ may be an answer to your prayers
With a sound reminiscent of 1970s Laurel Canyon playing on the beat-up jukebox of your favourite dive bar, Couvo’s music transcends relatability, as he explores topics of a broke, jobless, anxious, and aimless dulling days in dead-end relationships. On the latest single, 'A Prayer,' Couvo laments optimism and hope for a better future with remarkable maturity. Couvo is likely to tug at your heartstrings and elicit empathy and profound introspection with hymn-like melodies and a stripped-back acoustic atmosphere. The song builds to an optimistic conclusion with delectable brass and a folk flavour, establishing Couvo as a skilled songwriter.
Talking about the new single, Couvo reveals: “This song is a retelling of all the thoughts I had running through my head one morning when I woke up in someone’s bed on Devoe Street. It was during a summer when I was broke and unemployed and I remember just lying there, wondering what I was doing with my life and where I was going. But it’s also my attempt to find meaning out of my life and the aimlessness I felt. It’s a discovery of the beauty that’s carefully entwined in our day-to-day suffering, and our collective ability to imagine a better world, despite the constant onslaught of pain that should make any sane person feel hopeless. There’s salvation in our ability to continue to dream of something better.”
But above all, one question runs throughout this album—when will anything change? “The album is about living in that kind of purgatory. But it’s also about how we manage to find our own salvation.”
The forthcoming album "The Drinks Are Always Free in Purgatory," produced by Charlie Stavish and mastered by Alex DeTurk, was prompted by ongoing self-criticism and the notion of purgatory. Above all, one question pervades this release: when will anything change? “The release is about living in that kind of purgatory. But it’s also about how we manage to find our own salvation.”