Song of the Day, September 26: We Dug A Hole by Kathryn Williams

KWilliamsHoleToday’s song is We Dug A Hole by Kathryn Williams, another track from her stunning second album Little Black Numbers. Quirky and mysterious, it’s a reflection on dealing with all the forces in the world that we’d rather avoid.

We dug a hole
To keep everyone out of view
We dug a hole
Hoped it was big enough

Williams’ trademark breathy vocals have an eerie urgency on this track, giving it a distinctive power. The song fades out with a long repetition of the phrase “Warmer than wood, old and safe,” which feels like a request for solace in the hole we’ve dug. Enjoy this beautiful 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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