Song of the Day, December 25: Nexus by Dan Fogelberg

FogelbergNexusToday’s song is Nexus, the opening track from Dan Fogelberg’s magnum opus The Innocent Age. A soaring anthem to higher powers and self-determination, the song provides a perfect entrée to his song cycle about life and the passage of time. Fogelberg’s lyrics flirt with mysticism yet remain grounded in earthly practicality, a nice balance that shows off his strength as a songwriter. The musical backdrop is stirring rock grounded in 70s folk-pop traditions. Fogelberg’s vocals are clear and bright; guest Joni Mitchell provides a lovely descant that ties the whole package together.

Enjoy this magical 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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