Sunday, October 02, 2011

Powerful love

I was driving down the highway, thinking about getting some gas because I'm at half-empty, and this came on the radio. I immediately stopped thinking of anything as I listened in rapt attention, pulled in by the powerful words and music. By the time the song was over, I realized I'd passed the gas station long ago.

I don't care that the words are Edgar Allen Poe's (mostly) and that Sarah had access to one of the best producers and top collaborators to make this cut. It takes real talent to put a song around those words that matches their power. In the hands of a lesser musician and songwriter you can end up with pretentious drivel, but Sarah did it -- there were chills going up and down my spine as the song hit its climax.

This is Sarah Jarosz, "Annabel Lee", off her 2011 album Follow Me Down.

-- Badtux the Music Penguin

1 comment:

  1. I miss Firefly.

    I should follow this tutorial, and set some animations to this music.


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