I posted it 9 months ago and fast-forwarding to today, nothing since then has changed my mind that “Lorelai” by Indy folk rock band Fleet Foxes, from Seattle, may be the greatest song ever recorded. At the very least, I can confidently apply the “Nobody Beats Midas” slogan philosophy and argue that there is no better than “Lorelai”.
Nor have I ever heard a male vocalist quite like Robin Pecknold. The closest comparison I can draw is very early Roger Daltrey. In fact, there’s only one downside to this song, which is that I can’t sing along with it because I, like most of the world’s men, can’t sing like this guy.
I would also call this the best melancholy song, which means I listen to it A LOT.
And one other point about this song: right from the first few seconds you should find yourself asking, “How is this song not featured in a Wes Anderson movie?”
We’ll have to wait and see, now that the latest Wes Anderson film is coming out.
As for this possibly being the greatest song of all time, judge for yourselves. In the spirit of Nobody Beats Midas, if can name me a better song I’d love to hear it.