Thursday 7 January 2010

"February" in January

Another chilly song ...

Dar Williams has always seemed to me to be one of the best and most underrated of the American singer-songwriters who emerged in the 1990s. In songs like “As Cool As I Am,” “I Won’t Be Your Yoko Ono,” “Iowa,” “End of the Summer,” “When I Was A Boy,” “The Babysitter’s Here,” and “The Christians and the Pagans” Williams distils witty, poetic and slyly subversive insights into accessible pop/folk melodies. Here’s “February,” one of her less lyrically ambitious but nonetheless perceptive songs, an evocative portrait of both climatic and relationship freeze.

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