October 12, 2006

Heroes #2 - Nick Drake

The music of Nick Drake was introduced to me by my housemate at university. I was immediately taken in by the deep spiritual poignancy of the songs and the music he wrote. There is a sadness, loneliness and gentleness to his music that touches my soul like no other musician.

The River Man, in particular, has a certain mystique that I can relate to more than any other song. When I was feeling very melancholic last year, back in Britain, I would often walk the canals near Bath, thinking about this song. It means a lot to me and I hope you enjoy it.

Sadly, Nick Drake committed suicide in 1974, at the age of 26.

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