UK, 1972, contemporary folk / singer-songwriter
Nick Drake – Pink Moon: This short album dripping with depression is a metaphor for Drake’s short life, not even living long enough to reach the 27 Club. Other people see the sun shining, but he sees only the moon. I guess that sentiment can be taken as evidence of his depression, but perhaps he’s singing of hope in the face of such looming darkness. I think he evokes cathartic feelings within his listeners without himself being depressed in the moment of recording the music. After all, he follows themes of flight and finding the right road, both common themes of hope.