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The Once: Anthem

The Once are a wonderfully eclectic band from Newfoundland that I recently discovered via a facebook post from a High School friend who had in turn heard them playing on NPR's Vinyl Cafe (it is a twisted web we weave, indeed).

They sang two songs during their April 9th performance on the Vinyl Cafe - the second, called "Anthem", struck me to the core when I first heard it. The lead singer's voice, powerful and personal, speaks of a hope and light that can penetrate even the most overwhelming darkness. It is beautiful:

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