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““We are all connected to each other and to everything else in the universe,” he said. “We are happiest when we are kind to one another.” His beats and lyrics encompass the notions “enjoy the ride” and “it’s more about the journey than the destination,” advising others to “take a seat and find the tune, try and laugh it will all be over soon” and to not “fall down and lose your heart.” Lind explained, “I think the closest I’ve come to effectively expressing some of those ideas in a song was with ‘All of Us Are Strangers.’ The title is a bit ironic, because the theme of the song is really how we are all connected, and how we are so much alike.” In other songs, he suggests that if you look closely at another, you might see yourself and that sometimes we trade our childhood for loneliness and pain; while he does touch upon life’s woes, he does it in a way that makes you think that it’s not so bad.”
“Dirk Lind's history has a fascinating trajectory: India, Virginia, punk rock, African rhythms, a decade of touring, remote Native American communities, and finally to where he currently hangs his hat, Spokane, Washington. You might imagine living like this would give Lind a broad and unique perspective on life, and that such a perspective would be a valuable tool for a songwriter and musician to wield. And you'd be right. Lind's breadth and wisdom is indeed full on display in his heartfelt acoustic-based jam "Looking For the Sun". The song uses a simple but very effective production style, opening with a single guitar, followed by gentle percussion and eventually a full band sound, all serving as the backdrop for Lind's signature intimate vocal delivery. Lind's songwriting is solid, and his lyrics express universal themes of life - like change, absolution, carrying on in the face of adversity and always striving to find the light.”
““Lovers Left Behind” continues the sad and sweet tone of the album, adding some well-chosen backup harmonies, bass, lead guitar and jazzy drums to the mix. Like a hats off to the Americana and folk greats of yesterday, this sounds like a classic, like something you’ve heard before. There is a sense of wonder and appreciation for life in Dirk Lind’s voice that you rarely hear, and at the same time, when he says “Some drink to forget. I drink to remember you. Someone lost along the way. Someone lost. Someone found again” you feel the saddening loss of a loved one. This music is as affecting as can be.”
"one of those distinctive, gravel and velvet voices. Lots-o-tone and texture. He’s also a deeply spiritual type of guy. Eyes closed, brow furrowed in concentration, Lind is an intense and emotional singer. Crafty lyricist too. He’s got a knack for turning serious, reality based themes of human rights and social commentary into thoroughly enjoyable melodies. Heavy message, groovy delivery."
"Dirk Lind's vocal's help to make the picture complete. He has an urgent insistence in his voice that appeals to me, and rather resembles Ziggy Marley. I know most vocalists hate to be compared to anyone, but it does help to give you an idea of his talent. The utmost in quality, without being polished."