Ever felt like you’re in a void – hovering uneasily in the clouds, separated from a world below that you can’t quite see or reach? You’ve no idea where you’re going or, even worse, if you’re heading anywhere at all. These emotions are familiar to me, and, apparently, I’m not the only one. Sam Synthis, one of the most talented singer/songwriters in the fandom, has skillfully captured this caught-in-the-clouds feeling with his latest release, “Floating.” Powerful lyrics highlight the reality we humans face as we all struggle to make sense of the world we live in and bring it under some semblance of our own control – a goal that inevitably eludes us and often leaves us feeling “empty and broken,” with “loose ends” scattered around the seams of our lives along with the realization that we’re all “floating towards forever.” Such deep reflections might lend themselves to dark or heavy musical rendering, but Synthis’ smooth vocals combined with a chill melody and instrumentation carry hope and positivity, making the lyrical message reflective and relatable rather than dark and heavy. I ended up feeling that although we sometimes find ourselves in a “Ground Hog Day” that never seems to end, though we sometimes feel empty and broken, we’re not alone in this. There’s not something wrong with us. It’s part of the human experience. And maybe it causes us to stop looking so much at the clouds around us or the world below us for answers. I, for one, have learned to look up.