Spain - Hang Your Head Down Low

These next six minutes will fly by. Fronted by LA resident Josh Haden, Spain's Hang Your Head Down Low burns so good, tightly enveloping us in its simple, warm embrace. The keys are right where they should be, low, consistent and the harmonic touches add just the right amount of unexpected flourish to an otherwise somber lullaby. Throughout Low's melancholic refrain, if you listen closely, you'll find a dimly, thinly lit ray of hope amongst the mournfulness. And truthfully, as Haden puts it, "sometimes that's just how it goes."

JMelin