Favourite Song: Clap Your Hands Say Yeah ‘Coming Down’

I knew it. I knew that this album would follow me around this year and here I am, obsessed with this song that is so typical and so unusual for CYHSY and that is so beautiful and exciting like a shot of adrenaline and at the same time feels so centered and assuring like you’re standing on a mountain and see a thunderstorm below you unfurling and ripping worlds apart.

I should mention – if only in a footnote – that The National’s Matt Beringer brings in a little Brechtian shake out of the fantasy of this song into reality by voicing over and then diving right back into the swirls and circles of Alec’s mesmerizing vocals.

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