Music is at the forefront of our love story. Six months into our relationship, Jordan and I went on a tour, across the country, and played music in all sorts of venues. Him singing and playing the guitar me, sometimes, singing or playing the glockenspiel--but mostly fan-girling and falling more and more in love with this person. My partner.
Years later, as we were planning one of the first versions of our wedding, we were driving home from Tannersville, NY and I grabbed Jordan's arm. I had a vision of what our wedding music should be. I didn't have all of the visuals but I imagined a vintage microphone and a sparse, but dynamic, sound. When we first met Acute Inflections (Elasea and Sadiki), I was so excited I spilled a glass of wine. Over the next year, we saw them on Valentines Day, joked with them...and, on the night of our wedding, the pound of the bass matched my heartbeat.
This week, they released two singles (Two Timeless Treats) that I have not stopped listening to. Our first dance song: 500 Miles and our song, Somebody Loved. I remember the way it felt for these songs to play. How it felt to drive back up to the reception after our farm ceremony; it was dark and the village that had come together to ensure the evening was perfect had configured the lights, just so. Underneath the tent, Elasea and Sadiki were dressed in our wedding colors. As much as we tried to live in every moment, when these songs played, I was most in my body. And, every time I repeat them, I am catapulted back to the soft breeze of the perfect October day. To the way we held onto one another. To the promise of all we are going to be.