CURRENT: Neko Case – “Night Still Comes”

The latest from Neko Case doesn’t break new territory so much as it reminds us of the simple pleasures of music. “Is it because I’m a girl,” Case asks on the track, a question we shouldn’t have to answer in the 21st century, but do, before she dives headfirst into the cathartic and communal chorus, somehow coming across as Zooey Deschanel and Fiona Apple in one breath, as she belts, “You never held it at the right angle.” By never telling us what “it” is, she’s driving her point to greater depths: our perspective shapes our perceptions.


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