Paul McCartney was dead-on, ‘Some people want to fill the world with silly love songs / And what’s wrong with that? I’d like to know…’ I say this because I have been unable to stop listening to a particular love song since hearing it for the first time yesterday (thanks to NPR’s ‘All Songs Considered’).
In fact, ‘Home’ became even more appealing after I read the following blurb about the band’s lead singer on Wikipedia.
After breaking up with his girlfriend, moving out of his house, and joining a 12-step program for addiction, Ebert began work on a story about a messianic figure named Edward Sharpe. According to Ebert, Sharpe “was sent down to Earth to kinda heal and save mankind…but he kept getting distracted by girls and falling in love.” Ebert later met singer Jade Castrinos in Los Angeles. In the summer of 2009, as Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, Ebert and Castrinos toured the country with a group of fellow musicians in a big white school bus.