Song of the Day #1,723: ‘Eli’s Comin” – Laura Nyro

nyroLaura Nyro was not only ahead of her own time (late 60s and early 70s), but pretty much every time after that as well. This is some crazy shit.

Nyro has a knack for writing 4-minute songs that feel more like 45 minutes. I mean that in both a good and bad way. She is a master of shifts in both tone and time signature, throwing left-field change-ups into every song, which certainly makes for interesting listening, though it can also be a bit exhausting. This certainly isn’t Sunday morning chill-out music.

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