Big Thief ‘Mythological Beauty’

Olivia here. I had the best day yesterday, as I’m sure many of you did too, due to the good weather. Knowing that the sunshine was going to be short lived, we decided to make the most of it by spending the entire day outdoors. First, we headed to the Olympic Park in Stratford, and rented a couple of Boris bikes – (which are actually a lot heavier than they look, believe me). After a wobbly start and a few near-crashes, we cycled along the park in its entirety, and then cycled through Victoria Park and into Hackney – at times on the road might I add, which I considered a pretty brave move for someone who hasn’t ridden a bike in around 3 years. It is true what they say about riding bikes after all. A few drinks later we set off home, a little sunburnt and extremely worn out – a wonderful way to spend a day in the sunshine, and a day I’m sure to remember for many years to come. (My thigh muscles disagree). On the topic of remembrance, today’s Track Of The Day is all about memory, mother and daughter relationships, and childhood. ‘Mythological Beauty‘ from Brooklyn foursome Big Thief is a tender and thoughtful through-composed track, with meandering guitar riffs and soft vocals courtesy of lead singer Adrianne Lenker. Exploring her relationship with her mother through a series of anecdotes and reflections, Lenker wonders how her life compares to her mother’s at the same age. Examining motherhood with a perceptive sense of empathy and a childlike sense of wonder, she comes to the conclusion that, though their lives are incredibly different, they share a bond that transcends time and space. All in all, it’s a stunning piece of songwriting, thoughtfully crafted, and sure to dredge up childhood memories. Check out the wonderful new video below:

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