Written by band frontman Benjamin Hackman on the backseat of a cab after his brother’s wedding, “Simple Pleasures” by Canadian outfit The Holy Gasp is a beautiful and powerful piece. The indie-rock song is dominated by instrumental melodies perfectly done to complement the compelling vocals. The singer’s delivery is itself buttressed by the lovely and inspired composition of the writer, who says:
“..As the car picked up speed, I opened the window and surrendered to the breeze, which poured over my face and neck and cooled me. It just felt so good after all that dancing. I started singing. I couldn’t help it. And the driver… he was loving it, so I kept at it…“
The song delves into the moral responsibility of the mentally ill, how hurt people hurt other people, and how our loved ones suffer as a result of our own suffering. Listen to the song below, via Soundcloud.