Tom Brosseau – Cradle Your Device/Tell Me, Lord


Available At All Digital Music Outlets:

  • 1. Cradle Your Device
  • 2. Tell Me, Lord (Live and Unreleased)

Humans have always been confronted with the act of embracing a new technology. Whether wholeheartedly, with hope and excitement, fearfully, or we’ve plumb dragged our feet, we’ve gotten there just the same. “Cradle Your Device” is a way of putting a title on what we’ve had do through the ages in order to survive. It is also a social commentary on what happens when a tool is taken too closely into our bosom.

A real songwriter is an individual concerned. He or she is as aware of what’s happening around, what’s going on inside; he or she is a dreamer, a futurist; when it comes to his or her craft there is structure to make a report. The work may rest in composing something that will last, yet at the same time make a splash. Having been raised on the Great American Songbook, I am rooted in the ideals of the songwriters of yesteryear: relatable lyrics in three minutes time or less.

I don’t think of ideas, I search for them. There’s motion. I know the more my body is stressed the more endorphins are released. This creates a natural high. When my mind is clear I can focus and stay focused longer on my thoughts, problems and the future. There’s humanity. I like to people-watch. I enjoy spotting color patterns, trends; watching interactions, hearing laughs. My inspection, then, switches to the problems of others. I am fortunate to have to depend upon public transportation. There’s plenty of walking, plenty of people, and lots of opportunity for idea plucking.