The Christmas marketing machine is in its final desperate throes and most people are clenching their teeth in preparation for the inevitable, awkward political conversations that come with rarely seen relatives. Meaning, for most ordinary folk, that it's time to look back over the year and wonder where the hell it went. For many of us music is the means to reminiscence, as we think about the music that has changed and formed us. In that sense, Kevin Morby's City Music - released in June - is difficult to ignore.
It's a record of mixed energies, sometimes upbeat and sometimes melancholic, as it maintains a wistful longing for connection and belonging throughout. "Come To Me Now" captures this feeling beautifully and is a perfect foil for the time of year – the sincerity and earnestness of its lyrics and melody belying the mournful synths and down tempo feel. A gorgeous and understated folk-rock love song that invokes the likes of Nick Cave as it deals with the sadness and beauty in the minutiae of every day life.