Song of the Day, June 11: Toocan by Kathryn Williams

KWilliamsToocanToday’s song is Toocan by Kathryn Williams. It appears on her stunning second album, the Mercury-nominated Little Black Numbers. Many of her songs involve natural images and meditations on modern life. Few merge them as directly as this track.

The bird flew into the window
Saw himself and got confused
Saw himself and fell in love
Flew straight into the glass

Williams compares the fate of the bird with her own life, hoping to find something real and not be distracted by illusions. It’s a nicely constructed image, presented quietly and honestly, and proves one of the most moving moments on a powerful, reflective disc.

Enjoy this great song today.

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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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