Sun Kil Moon: I Watched The Film The Song Remains The Same

Mark Kozelek

“The main theme of this song is melancholia, something I’ve carried around since I was a kid and probably explains why I prefer Led Zeppelin’s acoustic ‘Rain Song’ to the blues jam ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll.'” That’s Mark Kozelek reflecting on this autobiographical keynote to his new Sun Kil Moon record, Benji. It’s a tune swaddled in gratitude and double-tracked fingerpicking, as if to double-down on the implied amends of recent output toward a clearer redemptive clause. Simply put, it’s vulnerable and honest and Kozelek at his best. Hear him reflect on Led Zep and the rest above.