‘this is our jam’ guest post – “C’est la Mort” & “Swan Song”

“C’est la Mort,” a song off Barton Hollow, The Civil Wars debut album, is described by the band as their idea of a love song; “a couple who had spent the past together and the present together and wanted to spend the future together, whether that meant alive or dead.” “Swan dive down, eleven stories high/ … More ‘this is our jam’ guest post – “C’est la Mort” & “Swan Song”

‘She Used to Be Mine’ – Sara Bareilles

Sara Bareilles has been busy since her Grammy nominated and critically acclaimed album ‘The Blessed Unrest’ was released in 2014. Sara recently published a collection of essays chronicling each of her songs with the story and inspiration behind them, entitled ‘Sounds Like Me’, which she called “a love letter to my fans’, while simultaneously writing … More ‘She Used to Be Mine’ – Sara Bareilles

‘The Sound and the Fury’ – Nerina Pallot

In the documentary ‘To Be Free’, commenting on the relationship between artistry and activism, Nina Simone says, “You can’t help it. An artist’s duty, as far as I’m concerned, is to reflect the times. I think that is true for painters, sculptors, poets, musicians. As far as I’m concerned it’s their choice. But I choose … More ‘The Sound and the Fury’ – Nerina Pallot

A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown

‘The Dying Kind’ is perhaps the oddest song on ‘VENUS’, Joy Williams’ new album. On the one hand it fits perfectly with Joy’s description of wanting the album “to sound like I’d built a log cabin on Venus.” but on the other, it feels somewhat out of place with the rest of the tracks; moving away … More A Song a Day: ‘The Dying Kind’ – Every Rose Has It’s Thorn, Every Thorn Has It’s Crown