The Furious Light

The New Album From David Ullman

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French New Year

After having written three ballads in a row, I was very ready to write something more aggressive and upbeat. 

The same Smithsonian magazine that lent me the inspiration for “Lately” also contained either a line or an article about people burning their cars on New Year’s Eve in France. I have not been able to find the mention since—or even much clarification as to why French folks were doing this—but I really seized on the rebellious notion of new-beginnings, forged in flames...

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