If you’ve been hanging around these parts for any length of time you’ve probably come to accept the fact that I am quite the rabid supporter of all things Cloud Cult. Recently I’ve been digging through old mp3 discs that are stuffed in my car (I drive an ’05 Scion xB that has a stock stereo capable of playing mp3′s directly from a CD). Lately I’ve been fascinated with my Best of 2007 disc that includes Cloud Cult’s album The Meaning of 8 (amazon) (itunes) as the best album released that year.
The song that has caught my attention lately has been Criag Minowa’s tribute track to his late son, entitled Your 8th Birthday, who passed away unexpectedly when he was only 2 years old. It’s quite brilliant lyrically and I cannot imagine the emotion that was poured into the writing and recording of this track (let alone the decision to include it on a studio album).
Cloud Cult is currently on hiatus from touring as Craig and Connie are having a child. They plan to begin touring again in late spring of this year although there are no plans, as of yet, to record another album.