Tami Neilson’s voice slithers out of the Lagoon. There is something innately otherworldly, indescribable, and transformative about it. With her new song “You Were Mine,” she bathes the listener in holy water of the highest order. “There’s before / And then there’s after,” she howls. The gravel in her voice snaps and charges right at your eardrums.
There’s no stopping the force by which she transports you. “Take my heart / It used to be so supple and sweet / And now it’s withered on the vine,” she extends her hand. She’s as a siren gliding on the shore’s edge, but instead of luring you to your death, she guides you into her own. The heartache hangs on her every syllable, and you might just be baptized by the end of it all.
Listen to “You Were Mine” below.