Saturday, 6 June 2020

no time for this kind of love—no flag waving high above

Via Nag on the Lake, we are treated to a roiling new release from Elvis Costello, recorded in February in Helsinki where the artist wanted to sample the sounds of anonymity sure that no one would recognise him but perhaps the Finns are too polite to make a big fuss over someone wanted to remain incognito, but shared now with this lyric video as it spoke to the times and current angst and anxiety. After playing with Sheryl Crow and friends to benefit the Musicians’ Emergency Fund charity, Costello will join Rosanne Cash next week Live with Carnegie to perform songs of protest and memory.