Wading in Waist-High Water

Today, heading out to an appointment, I had an intense craving to hear Fleet Foxes’ recent album, Shore (2020). I’ve previously shared another song from that collection, “Quiet Air / Gioia.” (That’s a terrific song, by the way; if you don’t know it, please check out my post on it.)

The album, the band’s fourth, was released on the autumnal equinox in September 2020. It has an unassuming yet mystical quality that seemed appropriate as I drove slowly in the season’s first snowfall, the snow melting as soon as it landed on the windshield and the winter tires firmly and loudly whirring over the wet concrete.

It’s pretty rare for me to listen to a whole album in one sitting, and I enjoyed being immersed in the music, albeit in the background.

“Wading in Waist-High Water” is, for me, reminiscent of so many hot summer days at the beach with my sweety. Those days, each so deeply appreciated and savoured, seem so recent; it’s really only about a month since our last visit with toes in water which soon will be frozen solid as if waiting in stasis for us to return next summer.

If you don’t own the album, I highly recommend buying it. You can sample it on a YouTube playlist if you want to hear it first.

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 video for the song from Fleet Foxes’ official YouTube channel, where you’ll also find official lyrics in the notes beneath the video pane:

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