St. Vincent - Bicycle

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“Bicycle” is dizzy, distant, repetitive – piano and keyboard in a redundant, spiraling whirl, like the spinning of wheels on a bicycle. Annie Clarke’s voice is sweet, haunting, mingled with accordion and drums that echo, and she sings about how love can be like a ghostly encounter (“I blinked, and you were gone”). Listening to this song makes you feel like Annie – followed by a ghost, a deliberate and haunting presence. It’s beautiful, and mesmerizing.

Give it a listen, or two.