On a Damien Rice kick lately. And hey, look, it’s AOL! My fave.

Even though this song is from earlier in the decade, it really stands out to me. I think Rice’s music touches a lot of people and I think it’s really easy to get into. Very pretty, peaceful, emotive and soundtrackesqe. I love it, anyway. Anyone can sing along to these songs if they want. There’s a collective conscious quality from sadness in music that can do that, if there’s just the right balance of melody and newness. I think his music being all over TV in the past few years speaks to this.

Personally, I don’t remember how I encountered Rice. Found his CD in my basement one day, enjoyed it, then heard him all over the place.

So why’d you fill my sorrow
With the words you’ve borrowed
From the only place that you’ve known
And why’d you sing Hallelujah
If it means nothing to you
Why’d you sing with me at all?

Damien Rice, O