Absynthe Minded – Envoi

Perhaps not the freshest of posts, but I hadn’t seen the video for this song yet, so here goes anyway.

Absynthe Minded released the song Envoi in their (and my) native Belgium a few months ago, where it was recently named Song of the Year 2009. Nothing special perhaps, but what makes this song interesting is that the lyrics are an English interpretation of the poem Envoi by the late Belgian poet Hugo Claus, written in 1985. Isn’t it refreshing for once to see a young band pay tribute to one of the modern day poetry greats instead of sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll?

Anyway, I just love the song.

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