Song of the Day, August 18: Nothing Wrong With You by Finn Brothers

FinnEveryoneNothingUnlike many famous musical sibling pairs — the Everlys, Davies, and Gallaghers spring to mind — Tim and Neil Finn have always had a strong, positive relationship. Perhaps it helps that they have largely pursued separate musical paths since the demise of Split Enz. When they record together, however, there is a special magic. So far they have treated us to only two albums as a duo: 1993’s Finn and 2004’s Everyone Is Here. The second release appeared after significant solo work by each brother; it also followed the death of their mother, Mary.

The disc is a delightful set, capturing the best melodic elements of each Finn and weaving them together. It celebrates family and relationships in direct lyrics, conjuring authentic emotion. The highlight of the album is Nothing Wrong With You. It’s a complete collaboration, written and performed by both brothers. It’s a testament to personal strength, offering the kinds of reassurance that only those closest to you can supply. Anthemic but intimate, it has a solid musical backing; the Finns sing a tight, familial harmony, lending strength to the song’s theme. It’s an amazing performance and a highlight of each brother’s long career.

Enjoy this fraternal celebration 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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