Going to Shadu


I heard Esther Golton’s “Going to Shadu” play this morning on the Whole Wheat Radio stream that Jim put up again recently. Wait, you’re not listening to it? Even if it says you’re in Melbourne for some reason!?

It’s one of my all-time favourite songs, not just because it’s so beautiful, but because of how it made me feel upon first hearing it. 2007 to 2009 was a rough period for my family, and it was just the right song and album at just the right time. Hearing it again in our new apartment with all the hi-fi gear having scarcely been set up an hour before… gave me goosebumps.

You can should buy Esther’s albums on Bandcamp, including her album Unfinished Houses where this track came from. You shouldn’t use Spotify, but if you do, you can preview the track there too.

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