Track of the Day: 'Empty Heart'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader nominates the fourth track off the latest album from Grace Potter. NPR’s Ann Powers reviewed Midnight recently:

Potter has risen in the rock world leading the Nocturnals, a super-solid band that's proven versatile enough to integrate plenty of soul, but which always goes back to the basic rock riff. .. Working with L.A. producer Eric Valentine on Midnight, she remains her aggressive, earthy self while getting playful in new ways. With its songs about sex and dancing, self-confidence and risk, Midnight is a mid-career turn for Potter that proves genuinely freeing.

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