Stephin Merritt–All The Umbrellas in London.

Sometimes I wonder if there is a song for every feeling, like the perfect wine for every meal. I have been feeling so meloncholy of late, so deeply sad about the state of my life and the world at large. Stephin Merritt comes through, with this equisite song, its the standard indie pop of his pre 69 Love Song days–so it’s all about lyrics like “all the umbrellas of London couldn’t stop this rain” . It is like no matter how much effort he makes he will always be depressed…but he lives and he moves on…there is hope here, a hard slog through the dread of dead wood.