Far From You

Album: The Future and the Past (2018)

Songfacts®:

  • This song rewrites The Carpenters breakthrough hit "(They Long to Be) Close to You" to eulogize Karen Carpenter who died from complications due to anorexia. Natalie Prass explained to Mojo:

    "I've always gotten people saying that I look like her, since I was a little kid. I became totally fascinated by her. You can hear her personality in her voice, she just really draws you in with her delivery and her spirit. People focus on the way she died, but I wanted to write a tribute to her as a kind soul, a really talented drummer, a skilled musician... Just somebody I think was a real light within all of the darkness that the music could be, and I think it's tragic that the darkness overtook her and brought her down."
  • Karen's Carpenter's crystal clear voice, beautiful soul and her tragic struggles with body shaming have inspired a number of songs, They include "Tunic (Song For Karen)" by Sonic Youth and "Rain" by Madonna.

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