I’ve had the pleasure of seeing Thao perform live a few times, though never for her own album. Being local to the SF music scene she’s one of the most talented musicians I’ve come across (and this is a very talented creative community).
While I’m not currently writing about the album as a whole this song is from her new album A Man Alive and if you haven’t heard it I strongly encourage you to listen. In true indie fashion no two songs are the same — hell this album is so different than her previous 3 but its amazing none the less!
This song holds a very special place in my eardrums. With incredibly raw and emotional lyrics such as “Shatter what you will not carry/Smash what you won’t bear / Oh Daddy I broke in a million pieces / That makes you a millionaire” I can’t help but feel the gut-pinching pain of missing someone (in her case, her absent father but in mine.. well, you’ll just have to wonder).