When I posted on February 1, 2020 about the song “Chasing Cars,” I told you about my sweety and me hearing Snow Patrol play that song live when they supported the Coldplay Viva la Vida or Death and All His Friends tour on June 15, 2009. The other supporting band for that tour was Howling Bells, originally from Sydney, Australia. The band has been described as “country goth,” among other perhaps better-known genres.
When getting ready to close the show out that night and acknowledging the supporting bands, Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin urged everyone to go home and buy the Howling Bells song, “Nightingale” from their Radio Wars album. I did, though from the purchase date in the metadata in the song file, I waited almost two weeks; not sure why, as I liked the song a lot. Maybe we were busy with wedding preparations.
Anyway, it’s another song from my collection that’s had a long run on the go-to playlist in my Apple Music library (formerly iTunes library) called, “Bday party playlist” (please see my post from February 15, 2020, “On My Way Back Home” for another from that list). The playlist currently has 168 songs, but it changes from time to time as songs fall out of favour or new ones come on. I listen to today’s song often, and it reminds me of the fun time we had at the concert.
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
Here’s the official audio of the song from Howling Bells’ SoundCloud account: