SXSW Song Of The Day: Common Holly – Nothing

A short blurb featured on Common Holly‘s Bandcamp page reads as follows: “Music 4 u – Hope it’s not too sad – Oh well”. It’s a good line – funny, while also a somewhat fair assessment of the music made by Montreal’s Common Holly AKA Brigitte Naggar. I’d argue it’s just the right amount of sad though. “Nothing” is a good example – there’s a bit of a melancholy tone to the music and lyrics, but it has a certain sweetness to it as well. Besides, sometimes you just want to wallow in sadness for a bit. You know how it is.

Common Holly plays Swan Dive on March 16 at 9:30. In the meantime, if you’re in Toronto and not going to SXSW, she’s playing a show this Wednesday (February 28) at Velvet Underground opening for Phoebe Bridgers.

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