Daily Discovery: Hardworker, “Darkroom Lullaby”


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ARTIST: Hardworker

SONG: “Darkroom Lullaby”

HOMETOWN: Oakland, California

CURRENT LOCATION: Durham, North Carolina

AMBITIONS: To write a song for everyone I love. To appear on A Prairie Home Companion. To make corn liquor in my kitchen. 

TURN-OFFS: Cottage cheese, mosquitoes, chronic movie-quoters, pedants (all sizes). 

TURN-ONS: All other cheeses, loud-laughers, and keeping that beat right in the pocket.

DREAM GIG: A Grand Ole Opry show at the Ryman Auditorium.

FAVORITE LYRICThey say I come with less / Than I should rightfully possess / I say the more I buy, the more Im bought / And the more Im bought, the less I cost. – Joe Pug “Hymn 101″

SONG I WISH I WROTEElephant by Jason Isbell

5 PEOPLE I’D MOST LIKE TO HAVE DINNER WITHDorothy Parker, John Jeremiah Sullivan, Howard Thurman, Virginia Woolf, and Billie Holiday. 

MY FAVORITE CONCERT EXPERIENCE: Sufjan Stevens Adz Tour in Asheville, North Carolina.  

I WROTE THIS SONG BECAUSEIt can become exhausting to explain to friends and family why you love someone or something you shouldn’t love; why you love something that can’t love you back. I wanted to articulate that feeling of: “I know exactly what it’s doing to me, I know exactly how much this will hurt, and I want to hang on to it for just a little while longer.”

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