Going For A Song: ‘Rain’

Merlyn Driver – Rain

I’ve been listening to Merlyn Driver’s debut EP – This is the Corner of a Larger Field – pretty much constantly since I heard ‘Rain’ on the radio a week ago. ‘Rain’ has a chorus that sticks in your head, but in a way you welcome rather than rue. I’ve chosen this live version over the recorded version for its communality – the audience ruffling leaves and singing on the chorus.

Going For A Song: ‘Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie’

Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band – Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie

I’ve never really managed to properly listen to any of Joanna Newsom’s albums for some reason. But the EP, Joanna Newsom and the Ys Street Band, I love. ‘Clam, Crab, Cockle, Cowrie’ is probably my favourite song on it.