Delaney Davidson: “I’m So Depressed”
New Zealand’s Delaney Davidson has never been the cheeriest of songwriters. In the tradition of the deep American South, Davidson uses his songcraft as a means of exorcises his demons. The Blues, murder ballads, country; Davidson’s musical tastes run as deep and dark as the haunting baritone he sings them in. And just in case you maybe were holding out some hope that deep down he’s a cheerful, whimsical man, the lead single “I’m So Depressed” (an Abner Jay cover) off of his new album should lay those hopes to rest. In it Davidson takes on the countenance of a 1930’s southerner. Hiis character seems to be suffering not only from the Great Depression but from depression in a spiritual sense as well. And considering that its actually one of the more upbeat songs on his new record Bad Luck Man, well…let’s just hope that things for Delaney Davidson aren’t quite as bad as he makes them sound. Check out the song here and you can pick up the album from Voodoo Rhythm. Like all of Davidson’s past records its excellent.
— Jon Behm
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