Charlotte Day Wilson

by Jim Di Gioia

January 26, 2017

Even as we stand still, we are in constant motion. Without moving our lips, we can speak volumes. In the solitary engagement of an everyday routine, we move in solidarity with our community. Existing in our world doesn’t take any effort at all. Exercising our rights as individuals, as human beings? That takes work. In some circumstances, that takes guts. In some countries, that’s taking your life in your hands.

“Work” is a soulful hymn to human struggle in all its forms. “People come and go” and “It’s gonna take a little time” intones Charlotte Day Wilson on this tenacious, meditative song, acknowledging that our efforts sometimes all feel in vain. Hope is not lost, though. Take heart: “I think you should know / I think this will work.”

Like a charm, I say.

Jim Di Gioia

Jim founded the music blog Quick Before It Melts in 2006 and was its principal writer until 2016, when its decade-long run ended 10 years to the day it started. DOMINIONATED is its spiritual successor. Jim currently serves as a Polaris Music Prize jurist and Prism Prize jurist.
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