Friday, June 15, 2012

Pajammy Jam of the Day | Psalmships - Sparrowful Sorrow

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Wrapping up the week of melancholia here on Speakers in Code, today's Pajammy Jam of the Day is "Sparrowful Sorrow" from Philadelphia's Psalmships. Psalmships is the songwriting vehicle for Joshua Britton, where he's backed by a rotating cast of stellar musicians, and "Sparrowful Sorrow" is a lush and weary song of heartbreak. A thick layer of strings and synthesizers back Britton's aching voice as he sings words of total abandonment:

There's something else here other than me
Hasn't your anger made you afraid
Is there something you wanted me to say
Hasn't your sadness kept it away

Psalmships is an appropriate name because everything Britton sings is embodied with a rough pleading that makes his songs sound like prayers for the lonely, alone at 3 AM.

Stream "Sparrowful Sorrow" below and check out their huge collection of free and pay-what-you-like EPs and LPs at Psalmships' site.


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