This song is ethereal and melancholy, but not in the climactic moment of pain and “I can’t remember what light looks like” type of way, rather, in the “life is hard and i’m tired and I’m not sure how I got here” way. It reminds me of the best parts of both Keaton Henson and of Mree except for Julien isn’t writing explicitly about a relationship (which is nice).
And even though I’m not in a “life is hard and I’m tired” season, I’ve been listening to it on repeat for days because it’s that beautiful.
Oh and the lyrics. The first ones are: “Wish I could write songs about anything other than death”. wow.
Here’s the link to the song (which is on NPR’s all songs considered). It’s a beaut.
Windows and Angel Olsen are some of my favorite things. I also love new hats, playing outside, naming playlists with long and enigmatic titles, peanut butter, skydiving (yes, skydiving), Sarah Ellis and researching divinity schools. This weekend has been full of all of those things and I’m so happy.
I’m pretty sure Brushbloom is Andrew Bird and Ben Gibbard’s love child.
This song just keeps building in the most perfect way and i can’t sit still while listening to it but i also can’t sit still when listening to anything but especially this.
“This can’t just be a chemical for now any other pain is bearable” …