This Week’s Model — Bat for Lashes, “Boys of Summer”

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My usual intent with calling out a single song every Friday is to focus on brand new material, with a particular hope to introduce myself — and, if I can, others — to emerging artists. Although my research this week turned up plenty of gems that fulfill the brief, sometimes nothing hits the ear, head, and heart quite like a perfectly performed cover song.

Maybe it’s partially because my home state is the annual stretch of winter when the appearance of sunlight is literally cause for a news report, but, man alive, does this Bat for Lashes take on Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer” is enthralling.