Song of the Day, August 10: Let Love Speak Up Itself by the Beautiful South

BSouthLetLoveToday’s song is Let Love Speak Up Itself by the Beautiful South. It’s a highlight of their wonderful second album, Choke. Vocalist Paul Heaton steps to the fore, providing a perfectly wistful delivery. The song is a disarmingly honest look at the challenges of romance. Heaton encourages couples to celebrate love for its own sake, avoiding the traps of outside forces and unreasonable expectations. The other singers add the patented Beautiful South harmonies, while the band build a slow, embracing musical framework. The result is a compelling, hopeful song, quite different from much of the band’s ironic looks at life. Somehow, it fits perfectly.

Enjoy this lovely 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight uses statistical analysis — hard numbers — to tell compelling stories about politics, sports, science, economics and culture.


all contents © Robert Hulshof-Schmidt

Weekly Top 40

The Weekly Top 40 1955-2017

Major Spoilers

We know you love comics. We do, too.

The Immortal Jukebox

A Blog about Music and Popular Culture

Greatest British Songs

The best songs from British bands and artists

Social Justice For All

Working towards global equity and equality

The Falcon's Nest

The Home of All Things Rock and Sometimes Roll

%d bloggers like this: