Editors’ Notes With You Finally Knew, Chad Lawson takes us from our everyday lives toward a calmer, more contemplative space. There’s a timelessness to his music—unmistakably contemporary, yes, but much of it, including the “Waltz in B Minor,” “Ballade in A Minor,” and “Prelude in D Major,” looks back to Chopin with its nostalgic quality and graceful melodies that soar over rich accompaniments. Elsewhere, Lawson’s music is defiantly his own: “Stay” ripples with an imploring intensity, while “One Day You Finally Knew” aches with a pervading melancholy, its major key enhancing the wistful mood. “In the Waiting” wears a hymnlike beauty, “Rain” a charming innocence that draws to a hesitant, questioning close.

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What Gorgeous Thing
1
3:00
 
Stay
2
3:21
 
One Day You Finally Knew
3
2:58
 
Waltz in B Minor
4
4:19
 
Across the Distance
5
2:54
 
Rain
6
3:23
 
Ballade in A Minor
7
4:31
 
She Dreams of Time
8
3:21
 
In the Waiting
9
2:39
 
Prelude in D Major
10
2:53
 
I Wish I Were Close
11
1:36
 
I Wrote You A Song
12
3:03
 

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