Some might say that Lewin, the recording name of Jara Holdert, brought ‘Sorrow‘ on herself, as in a rather prophetic way today’s song describes how her love might leave her; the small signs that point to a slow detachment, then the moving van in the parking lot, and the final scene where he’s gone, only the memory of him left. Prophetic because when she wrote the song she was in a relationship , and ironically, a year after she wrote the song, it fell apart exactly as she’d described – he moved away to Berlin without much of a warning, and it was a first step in the disintegration of their relationship. Spooky. Or, maybe we should just credit Lewin with a greater subconscious insight than perhaps even she’d realised at the time.
Either way ‘Sorrow‘ is an affecting song, soft and gentle and full of a lasting ache yet to come.