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Watch: Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros - “Life Is Hard” (Acoustic) Video

Featuring Photos From the World Press Photo Exhibit

Nov 01, 2013 Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
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Some tend to think that the born-again messages of love and optimism from Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros have the tendency to veer into overkill or even feel a little bit contrived. Listening to a song like “Life Is Hard,” however, off the band’s recent self-titled album, you never get the sense that the band is in any way faking their desire for good things to happen to good people.

Last night the band shared a brand new acoustic rendition of the song, pairing it with a visual that is truly moving. According to frontman Alex Ebert, “On some sleepless and homeless night, towards the end of my first trip to Amsterdam, I stumbled into what perhaps was a cathedral. It must have been midnight or thereabouts, but it was aglow and bustling. I entered and never forgot the experience nor the name of the experience – it was an exhibit of World Press Photo winners. Years later, I am honored to have been given permission to put some of the photography from this year’s winners to an acoustic recording of a song that means a lot to me.”

Some the included images aren’t easy to handle, but they certainly put you’re own hardships in serious perspective. Click below to watch.



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