Night Drive

Album: Strange Little Birds (2016)
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Songfacts®:

  • The idea for this song came from a letter that a 19-year-old Russian fan gave to vocalist Shirley Manson after a show in Nizhny Novgorod. Manson told Entertainment Weekly:

    "The letter was a beautifully written description of a drive through her city. She was attributing all the moments of sadness and pain in her life to different landmarks. We'd be looking at a bridge and she would tell the story of the role the bridge played in her life. It really inspired this idea of getting into your car and driving mindlessly and ruminating on whatever it was driving you to despair."

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