Do you remember when you were a kid and there was that song that you played all the time and it was one of your favorite songs? And then you got into your teens and you completely forgot about that song, and then one day you put your iPhone/iPod on shuffle and the song randomly plays and you have a flurry of memories?
That happened to me today when my iPhone played “Shoebox” by Brie Larson when I was jogging on the treadmill.
I have absolutely no idea how I came to know this song when I was younger, and I don’t know why it’s stuck with me so long, but it’s a sweet little tune. Larson’s debut album Finally Out of P.E. was delayed numerous times until it was released in 2005 and was a commercial failure (it apparently sold only 4,000 copies), but it’s actually pretty good. I mean, if you’re a preteen sick of school as I was when I bought it (and it was actually really hard to find in a store…I remember I found it, of all places, at my local Barnes and Nobles). The thing I really like about this song is the guitar in the beginning and the end; there’s something heartening about it that pulls at my heartstrings. I especially like how they brought that guitar back at the end. It just works.