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SONG OF THE WEEK
Artist: Joanna Newsom
T&E contributor Brian Denton says, "After being washed ashore and waking with amnesia, a girl is taken in by a group chaste women and given the name Colleen in the song of the same name by alternative folk harpist Joanna Newsom, and it's the first of three tracks on her EP titled 'Joanna Newsom & the Ys Street Band' (a nod to Bruce Springsteen's E St. Band, as well as the drowned city Ys). The song's mood is mysterious, and the meandering words recount the tale of the girl Colleen, who feels innately frustrated with walking and breathing in the open air, and her amnesia is challenged by a dream of a grey figure accusing, "Is that my very own baleen?", and again by a visitor carrying a leather-bound book depicting a Narwhal. Throughout the fable, the listener is treated like some unsuspecting seaside pub-goer caught up in the cautionary folktale of a weathered sailor. With the foot-thumping instrumentation, and the lilting harp plunging into the occasional tempest of plucks and strums, the song is well worth a listen for anyone who enjoys whimsical yet skillful music and alluring storytelling."