19 December 2022

19 December 2022 - Natalie Merchant - Carnival

I've been hesitant to post any Natalie Merchant music.  I found the work she did with 10,000 Maniacs to be more significant and more successful....

However, this, her debut single in 1995 after her split with 10,000 Maniacs, was a top 10 hit, and the accompanying album, Tigerlily, sold 5 million copies, more than any 10,000 Maniacs album.  This single made the top 10, which is higher than any 10,000 Maniacs song did (their cover of "Because The Night" fell just short).

So I was wrong about the successful.

And this song is a deep yet lighthearted look at city life, inspired by a trip Merchant took to New York City as a young child.  So, maybe this is also pretty significant. 

At any rate, it's a great song that established Natalie Mercahnt as a solo artist, and for that reason, I decided it was time.  

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