Next month Tracey Thorn, she of Everything But The Girl and the Marine Girls, will release her third solo album, Love And Its Opposite. It's hands-down one of the best releases of 2010, a tightly wound series of meditations on love that's embroidered with tiny, gut-punching details. "Why Does The Wind?" is a brooding, downtempo reflection on the conflicted feelings that crop up when a relationship might be at the beginning of its end, sweetened with just enough strings to make the sadness described by the lyrics hit even harder.
Thursday, April 22nd, 2010