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Friday, 14 December 2012
Eyewear's Top Songs of 2012: #38 'Young Man In America' by Anais Mitchell
One of the most intelligent Americana singer-songwriters of our times is Anais Mitchell. Her song 'Young Man In America' is an epic dramatic monologue - "everyone will know my name" - of the rise of the eponymous American - and his disturbing ambitions for power and love - as if penned by Theodore Dreiser. It feels timeless, essential, very poetic, almost biblical, and relevant to this age of fiscal corruption. Two more songs to go...