The song “Deeper Down” from Wilco’s 2009 self-titled album is a song that is made up of series of endings. It’s structure is like a spiralling staircase with a series of landings for you to stop on before continuing your journey down. There’s something underwatery about not just the lyrics (“underneath the ocean floor/part of who we are we don’t explore”) but in the ethereal chord progressions. There’s hints of psychedelia and a sense of a stop-motion world that you are being slowly submerged into.

It’s the kind of song writing that makes me stop and take notice. It’s experimental…

Holden Baker

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