While I am generally a happy person, I like Scottish miserablists The Twilight Sad. Like many others in their formative years, finding happiness was a struggle, and I found solace in many a late night lonely song. They spurred on hours of introspection. And even today, if I had my druthers, I'd pick a song full of heartache and isolation over one aimed at lifting spirits. Those themes resonate loudest with me, and I don't think that will ever change.
Today's Song of the Day is from the aforementioned Scottish band. I saw them back in November and was blown away by their sound, and James Graham's passionate performance. Even managed to speak to the band after the show, if only for a brief moment, they had to load up and move on to Atlanta for the next night's show.
Last week they announced the B-side, 'The Airport', to their single, 'I Could Give You All That You Don't Want'. 'The Airport' came out of the recording sessions for last year's excellent Nobody Wants To Be Here and Nobody Wants To Leave, and doesn't veer from that winning, albeit miserable, combination. It's set for a February 9th vinyl release, picture disc to boot. Stream the gloomy 'The Airport' below, it's my Song of the Day!