Call for Essays About Any Aspect of Popular Culture, Present or Past

 

Linda Draper - "Shadow of a Coal Mine" (MP3) (PopMatters Premiere)

Bookmark and Share
Text:AAA
Thursday, May 30, 2013
by PopMatters Staff
Singer-songwriter Linda Draper pens lean and spare songs full of atmosphere with elegant, every-note-in-the-right-place instrumentation.

Draper’s latest record is Edgewise, which released last week and notably rekindled her musical passions. “With this album, I feel I’ve come full circle,” she says. “I feel myself returning to the roots that originally sparked my enthusiasm for music.” Today we present the premiere of her second single from the new record, “Shadow of a Coal Mine”.
  
“I’ve always been fascinated with songs that are written from the perspective of the ‘bad guy,’” she says is regards to “Shadow of a Coal Mine”. “Johnny Cash always did this incredibly well, and so when the lyrics started pouring out for this song, I decided to construct the perspective as if the bad guy (or ‘girl,’ as it were) was me.”




Related Articles
6 May 2007
A cozy, charming, and cerebral set from a gifted storyteller.
Comments
Now on PopMatters
PM Picks
Announcements

© 1999-2014 PopMatters.com. All rights reserved.
PopMatters.com™ and PopMatters™ are trademarks
of PopMatters Media, Inc.

PopMatters is wholly independently owned and operated.