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As he does every week, NPR Music writer and editor Stephen Thompson recommends a new song for us.
Thompson says the song is indicative of the bold, beautiful anthems that populate the album.
Thompson says that the formation of The Polyphonic Spree came out of the death of one of the band leader’s friends.
“The Polyphonic Spree formed in 2000 by Tim DeLaughter, not too long after the death of one of his friends,” Thompson told Here & Now. “This led him to reassess his life and music — and so, in part because of that, he decided to dedicate himself to music that lifts people’s spirits. He’s been doing it ever since, and the results are often really inspiring.”