This was a tough choice this year. There was so much that seemed so right about 2019’s song pool. Yet, nothing quite reached me consistently in the same way that “Naeem” from Bon Iver did. In so many ways, we are wounded as a nation, struggling as a species, hurting existentially. This song feels like a balm, aligning the tumblers and unlocking the human heart. That’s why I’m choosing it as my song of the year. Simply put, we need it.
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