My song of the week is Lily and Madeleine’s “Blue Blades”. It’s a haunting, slow pulsing thrall, a patient melancholy voice over beautiful electronic shudders. It sounds like it could be from Air’s soundtrack to The Virgin Suicides, only sung by PJ Harvey or MS MR. “This heavy sleep will never cease to be / The earth is still / The chill does not affect me.” It’s hard to believe it’s the work of two teenagers, and easy to envy. I only wish I liked the rest of the album as much, but perhaps it will grow on me.
Blue Blades, the song in my head this week
12 Wednesday Nov 2014