After a fulfilling year of features, accomplishments, and setbacks, Providence singer Storm Ford returns with a soul-warming ballad reflecting on life and showing gratitude.
There is a storm coming. Ford is on a winning streak, growing as an artist and acquiring a larger platform and exposure since her 2019 project In The Moment: A Process.
Storm Ford has always given the impression of someone who genuinely cares about the craft and process of the songwriting process and the career surrounding the art. In The Moment: A Process is a love letter to the creative process of drafting a project and all the little details that go into it.
"21" is an introspective piece with that same level of gentle care and consciousness. There's a hefty reminder that Ford embodies in the chorus; a mantra that exemplifies that through devastation, there is creation. That the cycle goes "over and over and over again". Containing a profound message of growth embodied in the lyrics and Ford wastes no effort accompanying it with synergetic layers of acoustic strings and vocal harmonies.
From start to finish, the message is carried softly through lush synth chords that parlay off the silky strings of the guitar and is carried to even crazier ethereal heights with the addition of the organ playing out.
"21" sounds like a chamber, resonating echoes of a mantra that only plays when times are tough, but through this chamber exits a newly reformed Ford ready to create something remarkably beautiful.