Jesu & Sun Kil Moon – “The Greatest Conversation Ever In The History Of The Universe”

Mark Kozelek, you might be relieved to learn, is not a Donald Trump supporter. Instead, he’s become the latest contributor to the 30 Days, 30 Songs campaign, the site that’s going to post one anti-Trump song every day until the election. Next year, Kozelek’s Sun Kil Moon project will release 30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth, his second collaborative album with the great shoegaze-metal project Jesu. And the new song “The Greatest Conversation Ever In The History Of The Universe” is the closest thing I’ve ever heard to a Kozelek synthpop song. Over a delicately icy keyboard melody, Kozelek spends about 10 minutes musing on a few things, like imagining a conversation between Lou Reed and Muhammed Ali, or going onstage in London shortly after learning of David Bowie’s death. It’s not really about Trump, but Kozelek does have a few choice bars for the man. Listen to it below.

30 Seconds To The Decline Of Planet Earth is out 6/1 on Kozelek’s Caldo Verde Records. Check also the songs “He’s Bad” and “Needles Disney World.”