Listen | Neko Case – Nearly Midnight, Honolulu

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Well I just want to say that it happened
’cause one day when you ask yourself, “did it really happen?”
You won’t believe it, but yes it did
and I’m sorry

Let’s talk about Neko Case, and her new album, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You, which will be released on September 3rd via Anti-. Perhaps its most emotional song is the sixth track, “Nearly Midnight, Honolulu.” Here’s what Case told Consequence of Sound about its context:

“That song is a verbatim conversation I heard,” Case says. “You can survive and you’re an awesome, plucky little kid, but you have to take care of yourself because your mom’s a fucking asshole, but you’re gonna have to pay for that later; the fact that you can turn around and start singing again, you’re gonna pay for that later, also. It’s really fucking unfair.”

Interesting, to say the least. Anyone have any thoughts? Have a listen below.

Neko Case will be at The Pageant on October 20th. Tickets are now on sale.

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