Richard Butler is best known as the lead singer of The Psychedelic Furs, but in 2006 he released an amazing self titled solo album that is hard to describe given its simmering but soft intensity and beauty. Unfortunately, he had gone through some significant personal challenges and this piece of work seems to be a reflection of his acceptance and healing. I highly encourage you to buy the entire CD and listen all the way through in one sitting. I couldn’t find a video of him actually singing this song, but a fan put together this touching video.
- Psychedelic Furs Get ‘Pretty’: Wake-Up Video (newsroom.mtv.com)
- The Psychedelic Furs Kick-Off Florida Leg of Tour in Orlando | July 26 (firedownbelowonline.com)
- Richard Butler (singer) (en.wikipedia.org)
- The Psychedelic Furs at the House of Blues, Anaheim (07/12/13) (weheartmusic.typepad.com)