Following one of the best releases this year with the album ‘Benji’ and some recent beef with The War On Drugs; Sun Kil Moon is back with a proper song.
‘The Possum’ is an incredible piece of storytelling and is a song worth sticking with till the end even though it runs for 9 minutes. The song changes up so many times over the course of the running time but always sticks with Kozelek’s distinct and extremely personal songwriting style shown on ‘Benji’. The song has Kozelek seeing a possum struggling to stay alive which causes him to muse over life, death and his childhood. All of this is broken up by the fact that he is on his way to a Godflesh concert which only serves as a distraction from his thoughts.
It’s an interesting listen as always as Kozelek gives us all one of life lessons from his own personal experiences.