Richard Walters Illustrates Internal Struggle with ‘Awards Night’ [Premiere]

As gentle, orchestral sounds make way for rich piano notes, Richard Walters’ “Awards Night” begins with a sense of significance — an immediate feeling of emotional weight. As the song continues to develop, additional layers are added to create a subtle yet lush and emotive piece of music. Drawing inspiration from Elliot Smith’s 1998 performance at The Oscars, “Awards Night” captures what he may have been feeling on stage — the clash of who he was with the mainstream audience tuning in for the event. That internal struggle and sense of awe are captured beautifully with “Awards Night.” Listen above, and enjoy!

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