“Song to the Siren” was recorded years ago by This Mortal Coil, who was really Elizabeth Fraser and Robin Guthrie – The Cocteau Twins.
It’s a song with an interesting story. It was written in 1967 by the late Tim Buckley. It was tweaked along the years and presented again on the Monkees television show. Tim Buckley died in 1975, but his son, songwriter Jeff Buckley, kept the song alive.
I’ve heard several versions of it, but none as beautiful and emotional as the Cocteau Twins version. Interestingly, Elizabeth Fraser and Jeff Buckley were intimately involved in a long relationship right around the time she recorded this song.
The Cocteau Twins are one of my favorite bands of all time, and they are a good example of some of the old “new” music we think people will find on our site – NewTunes.
So, close your door or put on your headphones and take a minute to check out “Song to the Siren.” It’s best enjoyed when it’s loud and the only thing you can hear.
And if you’ve never checked out the Cocteau Twins, here’s another great, but more upbeat song, “Heaven or Las Vegas.” This should get your Monday moving in the right direction.