Is it me, or does Neil Hannon sound like melancholy personified? You be the judge:
Then people cover his stuff and sound just as haunting and spectral, but for completely different reasons:
But, of course, Neil Hannon cannot let something like this lie and instantly comes back with something else that just tugs at the heart-strings with a wry wink at the audience and the society in which he creates the music:
Followed on the same album by another sing of yearning and sorrow that is so powerful that it often makes me tearful. To the point where I won't actually record a copy on a CD or listen to the copy I have lurking somewhere. It's too sad. Also stalker-ish.
Luckily, there's something more upbeat to sing along to:
And that's the lot for the evening. Thank you for listening to any of these and for visiting my humble blog.