As many of you know, whenever I'm quiet I'm busy. Lately I've been very quiet because I've been very busy with my biggest project to date: a collection of essays on True Detective Season 1. I'm still at work on the final pieces of the manuscript, but the book will be coming out this summer... Continue Reading →
Reason to Believe is the final song on Nebraska, the end piece to Bruce's dark, soul-searching journey and should give an indication of what he found at the end of the road. Perhaps this is why the interpretations of Reason to Believe are so starkly divided - critics and listeners are looking for one song to sum up the "meaning" behind an entire album. That is a lot to ask of any song, but Reason to Believe is an enigmatic powerhouse that lends itself to debate. For most, the question is whether Reason to Believe is a pessimistic or an optimistic summation of the album.