Phosphorescent: “Song for Zula”

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Alas, the heat is beginning to hit New York and what a better way to cool off than with some Phosphorescent. Other than sounding like my third favorite element, Phosphorescent exudes nothing but metaphorical genius. “Song for Zula” is absolutely brilliant – a tale of the conscious awakening that love not only changes those it grasps but also cages its captives into a stronghold, molding them into something unrecognizable. The sincerity in Matthew Houck’s voice as he recants these new understandings is bewitching. The emotion behind the lyrics is felt and it’s done so easily. It’s a subject matter we’ve all dealt with but with the way that it’s been presented to us by Houck, there’s a languid hope for change – a change not done by the maneuvering hands of love but from our own accord.

“I know love as a caging thing… and all you folks, you come to see, you just stand there in the glass looking at me”

Tour Dates:
06/15/2013 – Brooklyn, NY @ NorthSide Festival @ McCarren Park
06/30/2013 – Montauk, NY @ The Surf Lodge
07/13/2013 – Ottawa, ON @ RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest
07/14/2013 – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen
07/16/2013 – Columbus, OH @ A&R Club
07/17/2013 – Cleveland, OH @ Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
07/18/2013 – Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
07/20/2013 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/26/2013 – Newport, RI @ Newport Folk Festival
07/28/2013 – Philadelphia, PA @ XPoNential Festival
09/14/2013 – Detroit, MI @ Laneway Festival
09/21/2013 – Columbia, MO @ Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival
10/04-06/2013 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits Music Festival (ACL)
10/11-13/2013 – Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits

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