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Top 10 Songs of the Week (11/20)

on November 20, 2015, 1:00pm
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01. Circuit Des Yeux – “Stranger”

Circuit Des Yeux Stranger

In the latest edition of Weathervane Music’s Shaking Through documentary series, Circuit Des Yeux mastermind Haley Fohr explains how she ended her time in a nuclear engineering college program by “literally flunking out.” Turns out the massive power source she was destined to work with was her hypnotic voice, once again on display on the stunning new song “Stranger”. With help from Man Man’s Chris Powell and members of Bardo Pond, unspools a haunting track about seeing a woman crying on the street and struggling with the fact that each and every person we encounter has such deep emotional wells of potential pain. “I might’ve seen what you’ve seen/ I might’ve known what you’ve known/ But I don’t know much of anything,” she intones in her enthralling baritone, before the track flickers and burns brighter. Check out Shaking Through for a documentary on the recording process for the one-off song. –Adam Kivel

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