“Fickle Sun (III) I’m Set Free”
The greatest producer (without out a doubt) and one of the greatest artist has a new album out. As usual, the music is super-impressive, and all the art work involved is perfect. Eno’s cover of the Velvet Underground’s “I’m Set Free” is absolutely beautiful. Listen to it here. I can’t help but think this might be his tribute to his friend, David Bowie, who is now free from this earthly coil. Whatever, this song is a perfect example of Eno’s tremendous pop sensibility.
“We have more than we deserve or can defend”
As Eno says:
“The first time I ever heard [The Velvet Underground] was on a John Peel radio show… it was when their first album came out and I thought “This I like! This I want to know about!”. I was having a huge crisis at the time. Am I going to be a painter or am I somehow going to get into music. And I couldn’t play anything so music was the less obvious choice. Then, when I heard The Velvet Underground I thought, “you can do both actually”. It was a big moment for me.”
We as music listeners should be thankful for the fact that Eno chose art AND music. Thank you so much.