Song of the Day, June 24: Bones by Luka Bloom

luka_bloom-the_acoustic_motorbikeToday’s song is Bones from Luka Bloom’s brilliant sixth album, The Acoustic Motorbike. When Barry Moore reinvented himself as Luka Bloom after three albums, his intent was to achieve the power of a rock band armed with little more than his acoustic guitar. He meets this goal admirably, crafting strong songs and propelling them with his distinct style. This track is one of his finest. With a surging beat that connects nicely to the album’s themes of travel and journeys, he tells a tale of despair. The lyrics portray a man at the end of his rope. The circumstances are unclear, but life has clearly left him with nothing that he values. While the song is dark and aching, Bloom adds a final note, “This road and me…” that indicates he’s still searching.

Enjoy this powerful 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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