Song of the Day, June 20: Summer At the Empty Playground II by the Watchman

WatchmanPlaygroundToday’s song is Summer At the Empty Playground II by the Watchman. When Ad van Meurs returned to his folk roots, he created the Watchman persona for his debut recording. With his distinctive vocals and strong acoustic playing, he created an unusual folky gem. One of the standout tracks, Playground is a meditation on nostalgia. Blending adult perception with childhood recollections, he ponders the power — and risks — of memory. Meurs adds some wonderful guitar fills, creating a darkly reflective mood.

Enjoy this compelling 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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