SONG FOR SUNDAY #97: Nick Drake – Northern Sky

Nick Drake’s Northern Sky is our Song For Sunday.

2016 is no more as we break into a new year and hopefully more prosperous times. Northern Sky was a song on Nick Drake’s penultimate album before his untimely death in 1974. The song was a departure from his previous work. Unfortunately, his record label Island Records didn’t release it as a single despite the attempt at a more commercial sound. Drake returned to his ominous folk style on Pink Moon in 1972 before passing away two years later.

Sonically, it’s a beautifully simple arrangement and a great shame it was never released as a single.

(suggestion by Dr Khil)