Song of the Day #3,718: ‘Hold My Hand’ – Brandy Clark

Here’s a lovely track from Brandy Clark’s excellent 2013 album 12 Stories. It’s about a woman and her man running into his ex-girlfriend.

As in all of Clark’s songs, the writing here is subtle and evocative. I love the key line of the chorus (“this would be a real good time to hold my hand”), which reads a bit jokey but Clark sings with nervous resignation.

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Song of the Day #2,312: ‘The Day She Got Divorced’ – Brandy Clark


Best Albums of the 10s So Far
#7 – Brandy Clark – 12 Stories

Last week I wrote about Kacey Musgrave’s excellent debut album. Well, Brandy Clark is the woman I hope Musgraves grows up to become.

The 35-year-old Washington native has carved out a career writing songs for other people (most notably Miranda Lambert and The Band Perry) but her solo debut, 12 Stories, is a true work of art.

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Song of the Day #1,951: ‘Get High’ – Brandy Clark

brandy_clark_12_stories2013 has been a great year for country women.

Already we’ve had a delightful second album by Pistol Annies, and stellar debuts by Ashley Monroe (one third of the Annies) and Kacey Musgraves (who has ridden her refreshing, gay-friendly millennial outlook to a CMA award for Best New Artist and enough crossover appeal to land a gig on Ellen).

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