Posted in Singles Going Steady

First Aid Kit – Blue

The sisters Johanna and Klara Söderberg released their second album, The Lion’s Roar, earlier in 2012. It hit number one in the Swedish album chart the week of release as well as #35 in the UK. Following up on single “Emmylou” the duo put out “Blue” as the third single from the newest album.

The track has an uncanny ability to sound both like it was originally a country song from the 1950’s yet sounds modern at the same time. The harmonies and cheery twinkling notes don’t give away the fact that the lyrics are so downcast:

“And the only man you ever loved
You thought was gonna marry you
Died in a car accident when he was only 22
Then you just decided, love wasn’t for you
And every year since then
Has proved it to be true”

Terrific stuff from those so young.

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