Song of the Day, April 19: Sunshine (Send Them Away) by Lesley Duncan

DuncanSingCSToday’s song shines a light on the forces of darkness. Lesley Duncan’s Sing Children Sing is a lost gem of singer-songwriter magic, featuring her socially conscious observations. One of its finest moments is Sunshine (Send Them Away). Unlike most songs that invoke the light of the sun, this track has a dark, brooding feel. Duncan turns in one of her deepest, roughest vocals, pondering the people that make the world a worse place. She calls on sunshine to banish them, shining the light of truth. It’s a smart twist on a standard pop trope and makes for a compelling listen. As a bonus, Duncan’s longtime friend Elton John — just beginning his career — provides a nice piano line.

Enjoy this powerful 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.

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