Tuesday Tip-Off: Melanie MacLaren with Lorkin O’Reilly

A low autumn sun and long shadows are a fitting backdrop for “Sleeping With Headphones” by Melanie MacLaren and Lorkin O’Reilly. It’s a lovely, sparse number documenting a relationship in peril with each singer playing one side of the conflict. She wants a simple commitment, he feels like such a request is suffocating. Dudes, amiright? Both sides are told beautifully with imagery that finds poetry in the common, which as we all know is the finest kind of poetry, and lovely voices to match. Great song, just wouldn’t listen to it with your partner unless you’re really, really sure everything between you is cool.

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