Published on May 16th, 2012 | by Kathy Hopkinson0
“Blindsided” — Bon Iver
In preparation for a nine and a half hour road trip, I decided to buy some new albums to make the solo-drive more bearable. Some were new, some were old, some were suggestions from friends and some were suggestions from the guy at the store. Having completed the drive there and back (almost 20 hours total), I now consider myself an expert on good driving music.
I particularly enjoyed listening to Bon Iver’s album, For Emma, Forever Ago. Everything about his music is soothing and enchanting. The fifth song on the album, “Blindsided,” was definitely my favorite. As I drove through northern Idaho — green, mountainous and insanely beautiful — this song played and I was entranced by the rhythmic, sweet sadness. I thought to myself, “Everything about this moment is perfect.” Have a listen.