Belle and Sebastian’s New Happy Song About Sadness

belle and sebastianI’ve just heard the most joyful song about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Wow, you’re already putting on your headphones, aren’t you?

Seriously, give this a chance…

If I’ve learned anything from investigating the lives of the artists I love, it’s that at the root of a joyous gospel chorus, an inspired stand-up comedy act, or a breathtaking saxophone solo I’m likely to find an acquaintance with suffering.

And Belle and Sebastian’s “Nobody’s Empire” is a testimony of suffering and recovery that has the ring of lived experience.

Read my close examination of “Nobody’s Empire” today at Christ and Pop Culture, and discover what the song has to do with world-traveling photographer Fritz Liedtke.

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