“Is this blood on my hands or is it just red wine?”

“I Haven’t Been Taking Care Of Myself” by Alex Lahey | As you may have known (but I shouldn’t assume; nobody reads this thing) my parents were in Australia a couple of weeks back, so I ended up returning to Triple J and listening to a lot of stuff. (That, and ABC Radio Melbourne – naturally, I am still on my awkward-for-a-so-called-music-blogger “I’d rather listen to talk” phase.) This song’s on high rotation, and rightly so, timing-wise: Alex Lahey’s just dropped her debut full-length, I Love You Like A Brother, after a period of hype that does extend beyond her home country. (Also, she’s from Melbourne, too. Everything goes full circle here.) I like the exuberant nature of this song, and how matter-of-factly it is, and how it has this tinge of sweetness despite all that. A perfect little song for the Aussie summer. Or, well, any time, I’d assume. [NB]

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