Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Jam of the Day | Oh! My Blackbird - No Exit

Photo by Andrea Fischman

"Hell is other people."

That's the famous line from Sartre's existential play that shares the same title as today's Jam of the Day. "No Exit," a short and sweet alt-folk song by the trio Oh! My Blackbird, opens with lovely harmonies that eventually lead into shimmering percussion, and just when we feel the song's sweeping crest, it ends. No exit? Au contraire.

Lead vocalist Annie Sullivan sings about late night solitary, closing the door to the outside, running from a personal hell. Whether it's other people or an inner demon, "No Exit" briefly captures a bit of darkness in disguise.

Buy Oh! My Blackbird's debut album, Dare Me, through their Bandcamp site.


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