There is a certain, very specific reaction I have to listening to The Cave by Mumford & Sons. One of the very first times I had listened to it, I was in a van in West Virginia. I leaned my head against the window and saw the entire world turn into a greenish brown blur as we wound our way around West Virginia’s infamous rural winding roads. Ever since that day, listening to Mumford & Sons seemed wrong anywhere else. It just didn’t fit.
Luckily, I found an alternative and he is amazing. Ben Cooper, a singer-songwriter from Jacksonville, Florida, has a musical endeavor called Radical Face. Every track makes you want to change your life or go on an adventure, just so you can have this song in the background. Welcome Home, Son is a personal favorite of mine. Listen to it here.