First Aid Kit – It’s A Shame

• “It’s A Shame” original music video. Thanks to First Aid Kit.

9.5 “All-time classic Folk Rock / Americana from Sweden”

From their album “Ruins” released in January, 2018.

All the best to you for the forthcoming year, let’s hope it’s a good one without any fear ; – )

This blog is going to be super-busy I think. Certainly I have a massive backlog of newly collected tracks which I really want to feature, so it’s going to have to be one-per-day for the foreseeable.

First post of 2019 then, and I’m going for this stunning track from the supremely ace Söderberg sisters, Johanna & Klara. Excellent video too, with contrasting visions of Johanna & Klara.

An instant classic, “It’s a Shame” has all the warmth of “Blonde on Blonde” era Dylan, with the added bonus of some of the most gorgeous bittersweet harmonies of the modern era.

Speaking to Paste Magazine, Klara explained that the song was partly about feeling pressure from the omnihappiness of Los Angeles:

Well, we have mixed feelings about L.A. Some of our best friends live there, and we’ve had some absolutely wonderful times there. But for us, just the weather itself was hard. Just coming to a place and feeling so sad and alone, but the sun’s just always in your face. It’s like, “Yes, okay, I get it, I’m supposed to be happy. But I’m just not.” That was the feeling.

LOL. Klara should try living in Glasgow sometime.

Get it at Amazon.