No Better Shoulder

Album: Invisible Empire // Crescent Moon (2013)
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  • Tunstall closes Invisible Empire/Crescent Moon with this surging acoustic number that builds up to a belting, country-psych rocker. It acts as a cathartic outburst of emotion after the melancholic mood of much of the album. "I really wanted something that took you out at the end, and woke you up from this spell, if you like," Tunstall explained. "Because I found that anything uptempo I was trying to fit into the tracklisting burst the bubble. And I wanted to stay within that. So 'No Better Shoulder' is the way out at the end."


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