Song of the Day, November 24: Field of Mars by the Church
November 24, 2015 Leave a comment
Today’s song is Field of Mars from the Church’s powerful second album, The Blurred Crusade. Written and sung by guitarist Marty Willson-Piper, it’s a dark epic. Willson-Piper makes references to fields of many types and casts his eyes to the night sky, leaving it unclear whether this Field is terrestrial or otherwise. Its bare expanse mirrors his sense of emptiness, however, and he captures that feeling with a restrained delivery. His trademark guitar swirls around that of Peter Koppes, a chiming echo of loneliness. The Church made a quantum leap in musical quality on this disc, and The Field of Mars is one of its finest moments.
Enjoy this powerful song today.