Why You Should Love Torch Songs As Much as I Do

Black and white photo of Vikki Carr from the 1970s
Vikki Carr By freeman & Best, Los Angeles, public relations. — eBay itemphoto frontphoto back, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22583797

I have a confession to make. I am obsessed with Torch Songs. Emo before emo was emo, Torch Songs are raw and terrible in the most perfect way. They drag the canals of our emotions and lay the resulting detritus right there on the notes for anyone to hear. I can’t figure out why I seem to be the only person in this particular fan club…

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