As it appears on M. Ward’s 2005 album Transistor Radio, “Here Comes The Sun Again” builds from bare acoustic strums into a warmly glowing wash of organ, shakers, and bass, Ward’s weathered vocal acting as a friendly shepherd toward daylight. It’s already a tender, intimate song, but the demo version Ward just shared — from Merge’s upcoming vinyl reissue of Transistor Radio — is even more stripped down. The stark simplicity is a far cry from the massive orchestral arrangements She & Him are trading in these days. Hush yourself and curl up with Ward’s demo below.
The Transistor Radio reissue is out 12/2 on Merge. Pre-order it here.