Generally I don’t really like sound effects on vocals, but I cannot but make an exception for Bon Iver. His latest “Please Don’t Live In Fear” is no exception!
I get eaten by the worms and … For 2 seconds the drums seem to announce this is just a cover but then the beat changes drastically and you’re left wondering what happened while the different vibe grows on you. You (almost) have goosebumps when the bridge happens and you stop breathing to hear it all and then, after that bridge, everything comes together and you’re floating on those familiar minor 9th chord arpeggio’s and those fabulous voices until all fades out and you hit repeat.
Yesterday evening, not being able to sleep, I was going through my YouTube subscriptions and stumbled on this James Blake Corona lockdown livingroom-concert on friggin’ Instagram, of well over an hour. Goosebumps!
“Living Room” from Andy Shauf’s new album “Neon Skyline” is such a gem, but the music and the storytelling (lyrics in the comments on YT).
The ache and thunder in the storms of your mind
Soak it in, for the rain will pass in time
Nothing wrong in sinking low
in the omen of paradise
You’re the ghost they put aside,
But don’t forget you’re not alone
Sometimes you’re stretched
This old fart is happy to keep on bopping to new music such as the Brownswood (Merci Gilles) backed Swindle, here with Kojey Radical;