Sometimes I come across a song and it wraps its fingers around my heart and doesn’t let go.
This morning I was on the tram in Zurich town, it was grey and rainy, and as I am wont to do on public transport journeys I was listening to some Daytrotter sessions. I randomly played the session of Seattle band The Head and the Heart …and then this song came on and I couldn’t bear to listen to anything else all day. That’s my obsessive side rearing its (compulsive) head. Something in the tender fragility of the song resonated with me today – maybe it was the sum total of the weather, the subdued beauty of the music and vocal harmonies, my state of mind, the alignment of the planets or even just the fact that I had a few hours breathing space in the midst of a busy week. But I’ll go to sleep listening to it and I’ll put it on first thing in the morning.
Seeing as The Head and the Heart aren’t playing in Zurich anytime soon, I guess this is about as close I will get to seeing this song live for a while: