A little piece of escapism today, with Four Winds, the first single from the great Cassadaga album. Brilliantly surreal, but with that undertone of meaning which Bright Eyes do so subtly, this song is like a one way ticket to the ends of your imagination. Channeling an almost country music vibe (but don't let that deter you), Conor Oberst's vocals contrast beautifully with the melody swirling around it. The cheery, upbeat melody renders the lyrical bleakness perfectly - there are not many occasions in life you find yourself cheerily singing along to the words She's standing in the ashes at the end of the world/Four winds blowing through her hair. Bizarre, unique, and wonderful - like every great Bright Eyes song is.