I’ve often wondered whether shedding a tear is something to be cherished. Like the moment your favourite team scores in the last minute against the odds or better still when a piece of music sends a shudder down your spine with such force that crying seems to be the only remedy. Well, it has already happened a couple of times this year. From memory the first occasion was the most special and the man responsible was a Swede by the name of Emil Svanangen who runs the good ship Loney, Dear. ‘Loney Noir’ is his most recent album and if it’s not sweeping all before it in the end of year polls then I’m no koala. There are lots of special moments, like opener ‘I Am John’ but nothing quite touches the majesty of ‘Carrying A Stone’. Tell me I am not the only one who is reduced to a crumbling heap when they hear it. KD
Loney, Dear – Carrying A Stone
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