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2013 10 Jan

Serafina Steer and Leonard Cohen

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | Comments off

Opening track (of THE MOTHS ARE REAL), ‚Night Before Mutiny‘, works as a feminine reversal of the sea ballad tradition („They left me here with the ship to sink / Queen of a wide open sea / I kissed the captain / but the cabin boy was the one that did for me“). Interestingly, as well as the dynamics of the English songbook, the closest reference point to ‚Night Before Mutiny‘ is Leonard Cohen’s ‚The Stranger Song‘. Cohen is one of the strongest influences throughout, whether it’s in the string arrangements, the „oooh oooh“ backing vocals or bouncing jews harp in ‚Lady Fortune‘. (Source:

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