Langhorne Slim recently stopped by KEXP for an in-studio session. While you're waiting for the video to be released on our youtube page, why not download "Zombie", featured as our Song of the Day back in December. http://bit.ly/2F4f74F
The main vein of the song is unrequited love: “She drank red wine in the pouring rain / She read me books about the human brain.” The woman Slim depicts in this song isn’t emotionally available beyond intellect and friendship—true to patriarchal form, he puts the mysterious mistress in the body of a monster. But he also puts himself in one. As Slim sings towards the end of the song, “he wanted her heart” in the same way a zombie wants the brain.