Bits and pieces too short for a full post and a few best of lists for the year
My favourite song of 2023 -Sympathy- Declan McKenna
Of course favourite songs often relate to personal circumstances so when this came out I really felt like I needed it. I had this song going round in my head for weeks and weeks after I first heard it in the summer. I’d initially pegged it as a summer tune but it works just as well any time of the year. Its writer describes it as “like a dream about love and compassion, it wants us to let go of inhibitions and allow ourselves to truly connect with others rather than over thinking and hiding your feelings away.” It seems to mark a new direction for Declan McKenna as he matures as an artist and I can’t wait for his third album `Whatever happened to the Beach` due in February which will also include `Nothing Works, another earworm with an odd video that came out in November.
Sympathy video link -