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Harris’ Song of the Week: ‘All Of My Days’ by Alexi Murdoch (#ThrowBackThursday Edition)

Sometimes you can’t remember how you first heard a song. Was it in a television show? A commercial? Maybe you actually heard it on the radio? In any sense, that song ends up on a playlist and then randomly hits during a shuffle. That happened to me yesterday. The song was “All Of My Days” and the artist was Alexi Murdoch.

After a little research, I found out that although the same was technically released in 2006 on the album Time Without Consequence, it gained major traction in 2012 and 2013 when it was featured in a heavily circulated Spring commercial.

It’s a brilliant song, full of production depth and Murdoch’s silky voice. There are deep layers of strings with a cello dominating much of the background. The acoustic guitar and vocals really keep you engaged throughout with a catchy line. It’s got a pop quality but doesn’t sell an inch of itself for mainstream use. It’s a folk song at heart.

If you told me that this song was 30 years old I might have believed you. Instead it’s written and recorded by the now 40 year old Murdoch who has had trouble capitalizing on the success of the one song. Towards The Sun was the last album he released and that was 3 years ago.

Enjoy “All Of My Days” below:

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