If last week’s “Terminally Chill” will kill you with coolness, then this Monday’s “Earthly Bodies” will bring you back to life. Or, um, something equally pleasant.
What I’m trying to say is that the first single from J. Tillman’s latest album, Year in the Kingdom is also very chill, but in a much more revitalizing, relaxing kind of way. “Earthly Bodies,” which is a solo effort from the Fleet Foxes drummer-singer, feels like a pensive and ever-so-slightly melancholy stroll through the woods on a crispy fall afternoon. Maybe that’s where the track title comes from.
So the lyrics are a little–forgive the terrible pun–sappy and overly flowery. Tillman’s low croon makes them almost seem legit if you don’t ponder them too deeply, and the pretty, soft guitar and bright piano would be good study/work music.
Listen to it here.