James Raftery "Everything"

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I came across this number a few days ago. At first, I wasn't too fond of it. But I kept noticing that I was singing it to myself. So I went back to it a second time and have really warmed up to this. It doesn't sound much like Sufjan Stevens, but I can surely hear similarities in the vocal delivery. "Everything" comes from James Raftery's LP of the same name, coming out March 24th. Raftery used to front an outfit by the name of Rat Wakes Red. He's also done some acting in his day (playing opposite John Leguizamo in a campy vampire movie called Nite Owl).

The melody and chorus are addicting. I think a real strong bridge could have really put this song over the top. That said, I'm intrigued to see what comes next from Raftery.