Song Diaries: “Pristine” by Snail Mail (2018)

How Lindsey Jordan helped me find my voice when I needed it most…

Song Diaries looks back on songs and the memories they carry for the writer.

It’s Valentine’s Day, so I’m writing a few words on the music I have been loving as of late. This holiday has never meant much to me, but it’s an opportunity to promote love in all its forms, self-love included.

This month, I had a musical revelation of sorts. I found myself bored with the usual stuff I was listening to and drained out by everything around me. Putting lots of hours into my work and my writing, traveling and not being and breathing enough.

Then there’s the massive blow that was yesterday’s news about Ryan Adams’ abusive behavior toward women. He was someone I’d admired for a couple of years now as a musical force of nature.

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