For me, Soft Spot captures the very essence of love in the most beautiful, powerful and heartfelt way. This is a CD that must be listened to with eyes closed and heart open to fully appreciate the message it sends. The smooth, yet powerful melody of "Every Moment" is the perfect complement to the lyrics of this touching song which speaks to the mystery of love - it's unique ability to transcend time and loss. Eef Barzelay's eloquent lyrics manage to bring peace to the conflict between the loss of things dear which is inherent to our temporal world and the eternal nature of love. "The years are like the clouds up in the sky, they come and go, and everything that lives must someday die, but our love still grows. 'Cause every moment must make way for one that's new, and just before it does, remember I love you."
Although many of the other songs on Soft Spot share the more sentimental feeling of Every Moment, there is also room on this CD for the hope, joy and even the passion of love. Happy Birthday is an upbeat recognition of the joy of love and hopes for the future written in the context of the birth of Eef's first child. "I hope that your friends are true and funny, and your girlfriends are sweet and wear tight pants and after your heart's been gently broken, I hope that you get a second chance." The song Action is another upbeat salute to the sheer joy of love and loving which features one of Pete Fitzpatrick's signature banjo riffs (which are even more amazing when experienced live!).
If you're looking for a remake of Ghost of Fashion, you won't find it in Soft Spot. But I promise, if you open your heart, let your guard down and listen to this what Soft Spot has to say, it will speak to you like it has to me - as the soundtrack to the meaning and experience of love.