Song of the Day, July 2: Furnace Room Lullaby by Neko Case

Today’s song is Furnace Room Lullaby by Neko Case. The title track of her second album, it was credited to Neko Case and Her Boyfriends, a revolving assortment of stellar musicians who record and perform with her. This song confirms Case’s voice as a force of nature. Dramatic without being melodramatic and powerful with a purpose, her delivery is spot on. What is Furnace Room Lullaby about? Who can say. Part Tell-Tale Heart, part gothic short story, part aching love gone wrong, it’s an experience as much as a story. (The creepy video is delightfully perfect as well.)

All night, all I hear, all I hear’s your heart
How come, how come

Longtime Case collaborator (and vocalist to be reckoned with herself) Kelly Hogan is credited with “spooky oohs” which round out the atmosphere perfectly. Enjoy this amazing song today.

About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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