“I’m stuck here looking back where I lost the thread. So ashamed sitting here thinking back how I lost my head.” This album is a soundtrack of a life. I’ve never seen the movie, and don’t really need to, the album stands with a life of its own, enjoyable to listen into the private thoughts of the narrator as he travels down the dark roads. Lots of shoutouts here: Brad Mehldau, Feist, Cat Power, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, M Ward. Movies for the head. “I hear the wail of people crying alone.” Special mention for Black Keys for managing to say more with two instruments than many people do with a stage full.
Jesse Harris – The Hottest State