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A song to keep us warm: “Kettering” by The Antlers

I went to a funeral lately and “Kettering” by The Antlers has been echoing throughout my head ever since.

Portraying the inevitable decline of a terminally ill hospice patient, the song possesses an almost Bergman-esque sense of bleak beauty in the face of the devastating hopelessness conjured by both its gloomy lyrics and slightly eerie chord progression. It is also one of those rare songs that I have not managed to grow tired of yet, despite having listened to it an unhealthy (pun definitely not intended) number of times by now.

The Antlers – “Kettering”

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