I listened to this song oh, about fifty times last week. It’s so darkly poetic and beautiful.
One of the clips I found had a little interview with it and he said he wrote it about these hills where he lives that hold a brutal history and it got me thinking about songs that are of the land rather than just about it.
I think there’s something very resonant when artists manage to channel that in some way and I’d venture to say it only happens by accident and intuition. It seems like, if you tried to contrive it, it would shatter immediately.
There’s something pretty special about this song.