David E. Maxwell
D.E.M. Beats Production
Music Reviewer / Producer
This Road is a song that expresses love for lost loved ones, written from the heart and mind of Andrew Farstar. It reminds us that we must continue to carry on the love in our journey of life fuel by the love and strength of those we’ve lost. As I listen to this song, I can feel the emotions and passion behind each note. Every instrument is clear and precise as it helps to define the character of the words. This is one of those songs that we all can relate to when we need to find comfort and encouragement. I truly believe that music is what feelings sound like.
Andrew Farstar is a gifted, songwriter and music producer who sings with a very smooth voice and can very well sing in other languages. The fact that he is also blind adds to the uniqueness of his talent. Andrew admits that music helps him cope with blindness and life’s struggles. He started his music career in 2016 and is often compared to Michael Buble and Josh Groban. “This Road” was produced by a very talented producer named Greg Giacona who worked closely with Andrew. Together they did a wonderful job translating his musical vision into a reality. They both were influenced and inspired by the famous producer David Foster. As you listen one can envision David's sound and style.
The message of the song is not only about friendship, it’s also a metaphor that mirrors our relationship with God who is forever present with us in our struggles through life. It shows our need and desire to share our life together in relationship as we cope with everyday struggles. It’s very comforting knowing that you are not alone as this empowers us to overcome the challenges and obstacles life sometimes throws at us. One can also relate in comparison of this song with the famous poem “Footprints.” Although there will be times in life that we may have to walk alone in a physical sense, we are not alone spiritually because we have cultivated and developed our relationships in the natural. This song is well written and produced and have all the elements of becoming a number one hit for years to come. But, why take my word for it, listen and find out for yourself and afterwards share it with your love ones who feel that they are alone and needs encouragement. Enjoy and be blessed.