Song Of The Day: Mark Lanegan, “Skeleton Key”

Mark Lanegan

“Skeleton Key,” the new single from Mark Lanegan, is epic.  Yet it’s par for the course for the former Screaming Trees frontman. Since the band split in 1997,  he’s become one of America’s best singer/songwriters. Whether working with numerous bands or as a solo act, he’s earned his reputation through sheer hard work. For the devoted, he releases his new album Straight Songs Of Sorrow on May 8th.  this seven minute opus captures everything we love about Lanegan. It’s dark as hell, sung in his gruff voice, yet dig into the lyrics and you’ll find a song about pain, redemption, and love. It’s not an easy listen, of course. Yet if you’re the kind of person he’s singing for, then this song is made for you. ( For better or worse, we can relate to it 100%.)

 

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