Song of the Day, June 10: I Thought You Were My Boyfriend by the Magnetic Fields

MagFieldiBoyfriendToday’s song is I Thought You Were My Boyfriend by the Magnetic Fields. After Stephin Merritt and company released the magnum opus 69 Love Songs, Merritt spent half a decade on other projects. When he reconvened the Magnetic Fields, he launched a trio of synth-free albums. The first was a collection of songs loosely connected by their first letter, “I”. This is the standout track, a catalog of romantic betrayals delivered with trademark wit in Merritt’s wistful near deadpan. It’s a fun romp of restrained emotion and tragic exhaustion.

Enjoy this wry track 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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