Song of the Day, February 3: Darling Angel by the Watchman
February 3, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’s song is a quiet tour-de-force from a Dutch folky. Ad van Meurs adopted the performing identity of the Watchman as he launched an international career with the help of superstar folk producer Joe Boyd. His eponymous debut is a lovely album, with Meurs doing most of the playing and singing. Darling Angel is sung to someone who can’t see the best in anything. The Watchman quietly but firmly reprimands this dark angel, insisting that together they can improve their corner of the world enough to be happy. Over an acoustic background Meurs intones his compassionate advice, creating a simple but compelling package.
Enjoy this smart song today.