Song of the Day, June 17: Deeper Than Love by Antony and the Johnsons

AntonyDeeperToday’s song is a standout track from Antony and the Johnson’s eponymous debut album. Deeper Than Love is a tribute to the risks of emotional engagement. Writer and singer Antony Hegarty explores the power of a force that can draw one in to darkness and obsession, regardless of its positive forces. With gripping imagery, clever repetition, and a slow build, it’s a wonderfully crafted song.

The primary musical force is Antony’s amazing voice, shining with a raw power on this early recording. The Johnsons frame that vocal in swirling strings, anchoring it with an almost martial drumbeat. The effect is compelling, and as each piece falls away, leaving just the vocal, we all fall deeper with the singer.

Enjoy this amazing 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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