Robin Pecknold of Fleet Foxes recommends… “Lady On The Water” by Blitzen Trapper
I hope this song isn’t about the M Night Shyamalan movie but even if it is, it’s a beautiful and woozy folk song. Eric Earley is a supergenius and it’s so wonderful to hear folk music that’s not just “folk” because of the quaint acoustic instruments as is sometimes the case these days. I think a proper folk song needs to be instructive and entertaining, in the sense that the melody has it’s own captivating logic, I think a good folk song is like a machine, all elements perfectly calibrated, and this song is the Large Hadron Collider, smashing things together to get to the bottom of the universe.
Fleet Foxes’ self-titled debut album is out now on Bella Union. It is also (suprise suprise) nominated for album of the year right here on TLOBF. You only have approximately 24 hours left to vote, so if you haven’t done so already, get a-clicking right here.