Union Duke “Atlas Of Love” – Listen

Union Duke offer this song of anxiety in love – the feeling that one partner in a relationship is a drag on the other, doubly tough when you’re identifying yourself as the drag “You’re the atlas of love / I’m the weight on your back.

It’s a superb indie-folk-rock construction, plenty of banjo, pedal steel and soaring vocals but it cuts deep into that anxiety with  puzzling lyrics making up verses such as “Last night I had a dream that I was just a little ghost hiding inside a machine / and when I woke up to my surprise I was made of cogs and wires and gears and parts and pieces of everything / so tell me what does that mean?

Well we’re not sure but maybe you could start by telling us a little about your relationship with your mother, hmm?  But before that – let’s listen to that song again.

Photo: Corey Isenor

Author: Jonathan Aird

Sure, I could climb high in a tree, or go to Skye on my holiday. I could be happy. All I really want is the excitement of first hearing The Byrds, the amazement of decades of Dylan's music, or the thrill of seeing a band like The Long Ryders live. That's not much to ask, is it?

Leave a comment..

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.