Directed by Saleem Reshamwala. Single out now on Merge.
Oh man, I get the feeling Hiss Golden Messenger knows how we’re all feeling.
You want good news
You want sanctuary
But when you try to get real
They break you on the wheel.
Good news has been in short supply lately. Even when we get good news, the good feelings are short lived, as we immediately get bombarded by more bad news. Think of the Georgia Senate elections. It was like, “Woo hoo, the good guys won!” Then, what, an hour later a bunch of insurrectionist goons were breaking into the Capitol? What the fuck? How are we supposed to deal with this?
Meanwhile an infectious disease is spreading wildly across the country, killing 4,000+ people a day now. And good news: We’ve got a vaccine! Immediately after: Oops, we have no way of administering it to the people who need it. The county websites are a mess, redirecting seniors to hospital websites, where navigating to any useful information is hit and miss. It’s hard to not feel doomed.
Can’t get out of my own mind…
But a good song can make you feel better for a few minutes. And you can play it on repeat if you need to. That little light’s gotta last a while.