Song of the Day: “Emmylou” – First Aid Kit

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Every day (or as often as I remember/have time for) I will select song of the day and post some commentary.

Today’s song of the day is brought to you by a two sisters who were featured on my most anticipated album list for 2012 and a playlist I created a while back. First Aid Kit’s “Emmylou” is the iTunes track of the week and you can download it here for free.

Why should you download it?

Well, it’s a terrific Americana folk track about Stockholm. Wait, what? Yeah, that’s right. It’s about the bitter winter air consuming the singer and her desire for summer to come save her. There are great lines referencing classic American couples like the Parsons and Cashes.

“I’ll be you’re Emmylou and I’ll be your June
If you’ll be my Graham and my Johnny, too”

It’s a terrific love song that harkens some of the most fundamental folk traditions. Be sure to download it. Remember: it’s free!

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