I walked into a small, independent book store today, with wooden bookshelves and creaky floor boards, the kind of place that invites forgetting time and getting lost in the magic of words. As I skimmed the carefully curated collection, my eyes fell upon “Let Them Eat Chaos” by Kate Tempest. Never heard of her, but I picked it up and the lyrical tone immediately appealed. I purchased it, went home, warmed some soup, sat in my garden in the sun and devoured both the book and my lunch; and it was so vivid, poignant and true, I almost cried. This woman is power, she is light and darkness, and speaks from that place of truth in us all. You must check her out.
… to this living room just now, watching that video. Would have loved to be there in person.
When you travel a lot, it’s so chaotic.. it’s amazing that everything doesn’t go to hell. When you stay in one place, you think “Why is everything going to hell?”
“I think that the song just goes straight to the heart. It doesn’t pull any punches, it doesn’t try to be something it’s not, it doesn’t try to say, ‘Hey! Look over here! Look over here!’ It’s just a nice song; from the heart. And it only took me five albums to write.”
– St. Vincent talking about her song “New York” on the Song Exploder podcast