Skye and her big brother Brann with a birthday clown. D’awww :’(
I also found out not long ago that Skye was a drummer, too. They would have had the coolest sibling rivalry in metal, had fate not struck.
Mastodon | “Thickening”
One of three love songs Mastodon has written (“We Built This Come Death” and “Ole Nessie” being the other two). This is a Sanders song all the way, and I definitely think the lyrics were inspired by the birth of his son and getting married to his wife. It’s a sort of “Oh god, things are going so good, I hope nothing fucks this up” sort of song. The lyrics are really tender and bowled me over on first read.
Also, that odd time signature that the song starts with just sounds cool as hell. This was always one of my favorite songs from The Hunter. They’ve played it live on a few stops from the Heritage Hunter tour so far, and I HOPE they play it in Atlanta when I see them.