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SONG OF THE DAY: GILLIAN WELCH – “SCARLET TOWN”

On rare occasions, an artist is able to write a song that encapsulates the mood of an entire season, and whether she intended to do so or not, folk singer Gillian Welch has effectively written a song that certainly sounds, at least to me, just like the feeling of autumn. It’s something about the song’s shadowy tone, diminished chords, wandering guitar solos, and breezy simplicity that feels haunting enough to render it absolutely perfect for early October.

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