The FADER website premieres The Weather Station’s new song “Shy Women”, calling it a perfect example of Tamara Lindeman’s “attentiveness to minute, universalizing details.”
“It started the same as most my songs do—a small, commonplace moment that I couldn’t get out of my head,” Lindeman told The FADER. “There was something about it, so ordinary that it begged to be described, and describing it felt powerful somehow—simply to say that it was important, this commonplace thing—worth singing about. And as I did, the moment revealed itself as a kind of elevator shaft, going pretty much straight down, through all the ‘shyness’ of myself and many of the women I grew up with, and all the moments when we had kept silence, and how that silence has underpinned so much that is deeply wrong.”
Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame celebrates the induction of 1972 Edward Bear classic “Last Song” written by Canadian Larry Evoy with Matthew Barber’s special live rendition of the song. Read the full story from CSHF here.
The bittersweet longing of lines like, “When I grow up I wanna be/ a picture of my mother holding on to me,” tucked against the winter-white landscape is a perfect juxtaposition, visually and emotionally, of working through the grief of losing a parent.