Song of the Day, July 28: Spellbound by Cheri Knight

CKnightSpellboundToday’s song is Spellbound by Cheri Knight. Picking up where she left off when Blood Oranges disbanded, Knight created a powerful solo debut with The Knitter. Showcasing her confident, moving vocals and strong lyrical imagery, it’s a great set of songs that celebrates life away from the urban hustle.

Spellbound is one of her finest moments. It’s a creepy dreamscape set in the vast rural spaces of New England. The protagonist’s dreams and visions overlap with the events around her, with reality and imagination sliding over each other. Knight’s vocals start with a plaintive near whisper, growing in urgency as the various scenes unfold. The smart delivery is underscored by a sympathetic, stripped-down band.

Enjoy this dark 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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