Artist: Au Revoir Simone Track: "Shadows" Album: Still Night, Still Light Listen
The opening stanzas of this song should floor Au Revoir Simone fans, who aren't accustomed to hearing anything even resembling a bad mood (or, really, a bass line). Until now, Simone has released songs that were often compared to indie-rock nursery rhymes, in a good way. It was music for fields of daisies and the rainy days when you enjoy sitting by a window drinking tea.
Even when it comes around in a glimmer of hope, this track signals a different, deeper, slightly darker vibe for Still Night, Still Light, out May 19. I'm excited.