to shut yourself up is the hugest crime of them all

by pieces of moments

I’m going to admit it: by in large, Volta was not quite the stunner from beginning to end that I had hoped it would be. But, this track, “Pneumonia”, is absolutely astounding. The version posted below was recorded live (so don’t be shocked by the spontaneous applause).

The minimalism of horns and voice alone provides the most perfect, strong, bone structure for the song whose lyrics are bold in their call for bravery of spirit and transparency of soul.

Exquisite stuff.