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PREVIEW: LISTEN to Luke Top’s “Plainest Draught” on his MySpace
You know when you find a song that pulls at your heart strings, but you don’t really know why? That’s how I feel about Luke Top’s “Plainest Draught.” Half of the lyrics are incomprehensible, but for some reason it’s become the song that I play on repeat at least five times a day. Maybe it’s the mild angst in his voice, or the way the music creates emotion itself, without any help from words. All I know is that whenever I listen to this song, every feeling I’m having is brought to the surface and vanishes- almost like a self-cleansing.
Luke Top, lead singer of Fool’s Gold, has definitely strayed away from the happy-go-lucky, Afro-pop music his band is known for in his solo career. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that his music isn’t happy; he just shows a few more emotions in his unaccompanied works. And I must say I’m pretty thankful for it, since now whenever I’m in a weird mood I just play this song and suddenly, everything is right with the world.