Hamilton Leithauser: Self Pity

I have been re-listening to Hamilton Leithauser’s “Black Hours” album which came out last year. The record really flew under the radar as many of The Walkmen’s albums usually do. He released several singles from the album including “Alexandra” which were catchy and quite different than the music he does with The Walkmen but the song that leaped out at me is “Self Pity”.

The song is atmospheric and melancholic with its slow guitar riffs and violins and really gets you hooked on its somber tone. Leithauser sings in a pleading and subdued voice that carries over the music. Check it out above.

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