Song 47: Manchester Orchestra – The Gold
Artist: Manchester Orchestra
Song: The Gold (Acoustic)
Sitting in the car as we left the London Poetry Slam this song came on the SiriusXM radio station dedicated just to acoustic songs. With it getting late in the day and not having chosen a song for the day I opted to “Shazam” it and use it for my song today. It was immediately interesting to learn it was by Manchester Orchestra since despite not being a band I know well they are a band I once saw live. I can even remember the exact date of the show (May 16th, 2011). I remember it so distinctly since it was the day after my 24th birthday and I went to go see the opening band from Australia called An Horse. I had just seen An Horse the day before on my birthday after running a marathon and it made for a pretty memorable experience. While I didn’t listen to the lyrics of the song with much focus the song itself is quite pretty sounding.
365 New Tunes is a project inspired by a tweet from the band Stars on December 31st, 2017 encouraging people to listen to a new song every day of the next year.