Robin Pecknold’s “Olivia, In A Separate Bed”

Olivia's new home, perhaps?

Robin Pecknold, frontman of the folk saviors Fleet Foxes and arguably one of the best songwriters of his generation, released a demo of a song entitled “Olivia, In a Separate Bed.” As he describes in his post, Pecknold has intentions of changing the track. However, the song’s unembellished, raw character–both in lyrical content and in tune–give it a sense of vulnerability that grants the listener access to a window into the creator perhaps previously unseen in other works. That is to say, we hear Pecknold’s bitter longing for a lost lover. Regardless of whether or not it is in its final incarnation, the song stands upright for that reason alone.


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