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.
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