Song of the day is a daily feature highlighting a specific track that might be badass, catchy, mellow, or poppy. As long as it stands out for some reason it’s fair game.
Craig Finn – “New Friend Jesus”
Religious music is terrible and I thank God this doesn’t fall into that category. Craig Finn is the lead singer of The Hold Steady and, since that band is on a hiatus, just released a solo album called Clear Heart Full Eyes (yes! bonus points for the Friday Night Lights title). It’s a mellow record and “New Friend Jesus” is the first single. I love picturing Jesus in modern times and how much of a hippie he’d be. Here, Finn talks about how Jesus could get him chicks. Nice.