The great thing about taking the train everywhere is that you have the perfect backdrop for new music. Here are the songs I discovered this week. While I never name favorites, Eugene spoke to me like no other song in this list. The chime-like acoustic melody accompanied by the raw and heartfelt voice of Sufjan brought me to an introspective state, staring at the passing scenery with a profound sense of regret. I choked back the tears.
- “Eugene” – Sufjan Stevens
- “First Love Never Dies” – Soko
- “St. Jude” – Florence + the Machines
- “Change is Everything” – Son Lux
- “Specks” – Matt Pond PA
- “Landfill” – Daughter
- “Between the Bars” – Elliott Smith