I remember hearing this song for the first time - I was in the midst of post break-up depression and oh man did it hit the sweet spot! You know it's going to be kind of "Torchy" from the opening beat but then Shelby's incredibly sexy spoken word delivery comes in and it floors you.
There's just something so "real" about the lyric - the way she's so incredibly calm as she informs her lover of her departure - and this time it's for good. The way she tells him how it'll be hard for him but that he'll be OK, one day...
And then there's the instrumentation - if you ever wanted to hear the perfect weeping guitar - acting like some greek chorus along with the stacked backing vocals, this is it.
It's the perfect track to sit in desolate isolation and think about what you got wrong.
You can learn more about Shelby Lynne here:
About the Curator - Andrew McCluskey
The first visual memory I have is that of the white upright piano in Singapore, Hell and the dark forces lived at the bottom, Heaven and the Angels at the top. They would play battles through my fingers and I was hooked.
Although I've always played, I haven't always been a musician. Most of my twenties were spent working with people, buying and selling and learning how the world works. It was in my thirties that I came to America and focused on music and began to develop music2work2.
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