Sunday, February 7, 2010

Cold/Solitude: Cold and Lonely

Slaid Cleaves: Cold and Lonely


A transitional song, connecting one theme to the next with the tiniest of conjunctions.

Texan singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves is yet another critically praised yet struggling artist, one whom several of us here at Star Maker Machine believe is criminally undersung. This track, from his 2000 album Broke Down, wrings exquisite despair from a rich palette of slow, deadpan vocals, eerie backing electric and lap slide guitars, and a bleak narrative of loss, speaking volumes about our support for the dustbowl poet.

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