Song of the Day, April 19: Sunshine (Send Them Away) by Lesley Duncan
April 19, 2016 Leave a comment
Today’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.