Last week, unbidden, this song came to me.
It was on an album I borrowed from a library: Robert Plant and the Band of Joy. I was attracted mainly as he covered two ‘Low’ songs. However, on listening, one song grabbed me.
He covers an old blues/gospel standard. From anyone else I would find this song twee (if done for the Christian marketplace I would not listen to it: already I can hear the faux emoting, with the distinctive rawness taken out of it) but the way he sings it; with respect, but also pouring his brokenness into it constantly takes my breath away..