Song of the Day, January 15: ‘J’ For Jules by ’til tuesday

tiltuesJulesToday’s song is the centerpiece of ’til tuesday’s bittersweet masterpiece Everything’s Different Now. While singer and principle songwriter Aimee Mann has made it clear that the disc is not exclusively about her breakup with Jules Shear, this one clearly relates to those events. Sad but not despairing, it charts the end of something important but holds out hope for future happiness. It’s telling that Mann offers well wishes to both Shear and herself in the chorus, working hard to exorcise the darker aspects of the end of the relationship.

You know I’ll miss you
And thus it begins
But I’ll release you
And thus it continues
Someday we’ll be happy again

Featuring one of her strongest early vocals, it’s a low-key masterpiece with great emotional resonance. Enjoy this magnificent 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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