Cataldo - "In Now And Then"
One thing that is incredible about music discovery is that there is so much out there to discover. Not only is there a near-constant stream of fantastic new music being released, but there are millions upon millions of songs already out there just waiting for a listen, and some of those are magical. Cataldo's "In Now And Then" is just the latest such example. I stumbled across this track on a friend's Spotify account, and it has been on repeat ever since. It is somber and simple, yet warm and strangely optimistic. Starting with only percussion and piano, the song builds with the addition of a bassline and the tease of some horns. When the song hits its climax, it encompasses you with sound and puts a smile on your face.