#600 Jason Isbell – Elephant

Perhaps we should apologise for today’s Song of the Day. Or at least provide a warning. This one can blindside you. ‘Elephant’ might be one of the saddest songs you ever hear. It might also be one you can’t quite stop listening to. Heck, this is the boat I’ve been in since it was released on Isbell’s glorious Southeastern back in 2013. There’s nothing overly sentimental, nothing corny about this – just a brutally, brutally honest song about someone dying of cancer. In parts it might make you laugh, but for sure it will also make you cry. If you’ve not been this way before, approach with caution. This is strong stuff.