Thursday, May 13, 2010
Justin Vernon ran away. He ran away to forget about the breakup of his band, the breakup with his girlfriend, and he just wanted to unwind. He had no intentions of writing music, yet he had a guitar, and some recording equipment, and when he emerged from his solitude three months later, he had an album. He wrote all the music, the lyrics, and played every instrument himself, and it all was recorded on old machines. The album was regarded as on the then best of the year, and some even named it one of the top 20 of the decade. It was a phenomenal, poetic journey he gave us, and today's song, Lump Sum, is a perfect example of that.