Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Sufjan Stevens - Tonya Harding

Wow.  I mentioned a couple of days ago that i wasn't the biggest Sufjan Stevens fan in the world, only occasionally being taken with the artist's work when he ventures off the beaten path.  But man, when he wants to write a beautiful, melancholy song, he can soar.  "Tonya Harding" is Stevens' latest, an ode to the disgraced skating star and former 90's tabloid fodder.  And it's a beautiful song to boot (both versions), tackling the often complicated life of its subject and making her all the more human.  Get it digitally here, or snag the 7" from Asthmatic Kitty, and watch the video for the song below, featuring old skating footage of Harding.

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