Is art something we create, or something that lives through us? Like how the energy of all living things carries on in the big circle of life; someone creates a work of art that inspires someone else, which in turn inspires someone else and so forth. Whoever made the painting that adorned the childhood home of Sweden based singer/songwriter James Auger would likely never have expected that it would end up inspiring a song like ‘Southwest of the Moon’. Likewise I imagine James (under his Choir of Ghosts moniker) will never truly know the reach of this track from his forthcoming debut album An Ounce Of Gold. But with its rich imagery, vocals reminiscent of The Decemberists, and plenty of heartwarming fireside folk vibes, I’m quite certain it will leave its mark and take root in people’s imaginations.