I first learned about April Smith while scoping out what acts to see at Lollapalooza last year, and while I admittedly didn’t get to see much of her act, what I did see was impressive. I’ve been following her online since then and eagerly await her new album. Popdose already has a preview of the album, Songs for a Sinking Ship, which is due out on February 23rd.
Below is a stand-out track from her first album, 2005’s loveletterbombs.
Iâ€™m sure I wonâ€™t be quite the same
So before I go
Oh, I wanted you to know
That a million men in their bright white jackets
Could never erase you from my mind
But when they bring me back to you
And tell you that Iâ€™m shiny new
The girl that you see may not be me
Behind these eyes anymore
Is the song a literal story about the effects of mental illness?Â Is it a metaphor for something?Â Is it just some damn good storytelling?Â I don’t know.Â The armchair psychologist in me is fascinated by the song, regardless of its origins.Â The music lover in me thinks that it’s a fantastic showcase for April Smith’s amazing voice.