Song of the Day #2,633: ‘Constant Craving’ – k.d. lang

kd_lang_ingenueThis 2-week dive into the albums ranked highest by critics in 1992 has been a bit discouraging. I’ve discovered a whole lot of murky and loud alternative rock that, for my money, is best left in the dustbins of history. Also a couple of rap albums and an extended disc of ambient noise.

So I’m happy to finish the span with a refreshingly melodic and resonant cut from k.d. lang. Lang followed her country crossover masterpiece Absolute Torch and Twang with 1992’s Ingenue, a full-on dive into adult contemporary territory.

The record came out shortly after lang herself did, a move that (along with her outspoken animal rights activism) alienated her from a segment of the country audience.

Like Lyle Lovett, lang was never an artist comfortably boxed into any genre, and this record made that clear.

Branching out paid off. Buoyed by the performance of today’s SOTD, ‘Constant Craving,’ the album went double platinum in the U.S. and became her top-selling record.

Even through the darkest phase
Be it thick or thin
Always someone marches brave
Here beneath my skin

And constant craving has always been

Maybe a great magnet pulls
All souls towards truth
Or maybe it is life itself
Feeds wisdom to its youth

Constant craving has always been

Craving, ah, ha
Constant craving has always been
Has always been

Constant craving has always been
Constant craving has always been

Craving, ah, ha
Constant craving has always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been
Has always been

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,633: ‘Constant Craving’ – k.d. lang

  1. Dana says:

    Good way to end your 1992 series. I never got into Lang’s music the way I did Lovett’s, but this was a very good song from a very good album.

  2. Peg says:

    I just love her voice and style!

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