Josh Ritter - "The Curse"
From "So Runs the World Away"
I discovered this song a few months ago and have since begun an obsession of sorts with Josh Ritter's music. This song nearly brings me to tears as his lyrics are so overwhelmingly descriptive.
"The Curse" is an imaginative love story that draws you in. I highly recommend listening to this song with your eyes closed. Really focus on the words and the dynamics of the song. I dare you not to be moved or at the very least interested. :)
The musical arrangement reminds me of a circus or side show event. I adore the use of horns in this arrangement as well.
You can check out Josh Ritter's website here.