First Aid Kit : Blue
The latest single from First Aid Kit has a country flavour, in sound and lyrics. Their lilting, Vaseline-lens folk takes a lamenting turn, and rolls out with a plainspoke directness more suited to Dolly Parton than contemporary indie rock: “The only man you ever loved who you thought was going to marry you died in a car accident when he was only 22, then you just decided love wasn’t for you. And every year since then has proved it to be true. Now you’re just a shell of your former you. That stranger in the mirror, that’s you. Why d’you look so blue?” Very lovely.