This is such a great song. I hear echos of Radiohead, Jose Gonzales and Jeff Buckley and yet it is a very original magnificently written and produced track with heaps of voice and guitar layers. Repeat!
What starts out as a somewhat Buckley-esque guitar & voice dreamscape evolves into a modern broken beat inspired song. The whole is quite intense and somber and has me listening to it on repeat for the last hour or so. And now it’s your turn!
Just for the very first time heard this amazing duet between Jeff Buckley & Liz Fraser (ex-Cocteau Twins):
Some background from a 2009 interview with Fraser:
After parting from Guthrie, but still in the same band, Fraser struck up an intense relationship with Jeff Buckley after they became infatuated with each other’s voices. Again, emotion produced music. A sublime duet they recorded called All Flowers in Time Bend Towards the Sun is floating around the internet, to her irritation.
“Why do people have to hear everything?” she complains. I tell her it’s wonderful. “But it’s unfinished, you see. I don’t want it to be heard.” There’s a pause. “Maybe I won’t always think that.”
Buckley died in 1997, by which time they had lost touch – Fraser had grown frustrated with his constant touring, a reaction that weighs heavily on her. “I just wish I’d been more of a friend,” she says, softly. “His career was everything to him, and I wish I had been more understanding – happy with a different kind of relationship. I missed out on something there, and it was my fault.”
Every now and again I rediscover the great musician that was Jeff Buckley. This great live version of “What will you say” maybe lacks the spontaneity an sheer fun of his solo-gigs, but it is … mesmerizing nonetheless.