Track of the Day: 'Singing to Me' (premiere)

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The folk and rock roots band David Wax Museum has a new album coming out on October 16, Guesthouse (preorder here). Its fifth track, “Singing to Me,” is dreamy and delightful. Here’s David:

This is a song inspired by a tour we did in support of Tift Merritt. We had a joke amidst the band about which one of us Tift was singing to each night. Jokes aside, I realized that we were talking about the experience that drew all of us to music—the feeling that the song is written just for you or the singer is singing directly to you. That’s why music is so powerful. A song that resonates can penetrate directly into your soul. I wrote the song from the perspective of a true fan that scorns all the other people talking over the music, unable to see how incredible the experience is.