Elisabeth Pixley-Fink's single, ‘Right On, Sally’ becomes a mantra
Elisabeth Pixley-Fink, a Portland based singer/songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and educator, recently released a single "Right On, Sally," accompanied by a whimsical animated video. Clocking in at 1 minute and 48 seconds, the song manages in this short time to endear itself as a mantra for faith, perseverance, courage, and strength.
The two identical verses act as bookends while the phased synth, tight drums, and bird-like accents create room for the meditation. The words have a clarity that thread together and build to a powerful moment that happens only twice: "My mother taught me how to fear / and then she showed me how to be brave." The brevity and simplicity of this piece elevates a process of personal growth to speak to a collective one. It invites stillness while listening to the guidance that comes from those around us. It has become that for me as I found my way through this track, led by its gentle and knowing voice.
Single Artwork by Eliza Fernand
Featured Photo by John Hanson