Katie Herzig: A Farewell To Past Love

Tuesday's Pick

  • Song: "Wish You Well"
  • Artist: Katie Herzig
  • CD: Apple Tree
  • Genre: Pop
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In "Wish You Well," Katie Herzig finds the bittersweet bright side of a relationship's end. Laura D'Art hide caption

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Apple Tree marks the culmination of Katie Herzig's grassroots success and critical acclaim: Her third album is a collection of heartfelt, beautifully executed songs that put her writing and considerable vocal talent in the spotlight. Singing in a sweet whisper, Herzig offers a farewell to past love in "Wish You Well."

Herzig captures the way loss leaves behind the sensation of grasping at a vague afterimage, like getting disoriented by the shadows after a bright camera flash. Breathlessly, she sings, "I want to smell your scent / Breathe the air I did before you left." A quirky, tinkly melody marches to the beat of a toy drum, as Herzig tries to summon the drive to move on. Even amid heartache, though, she finds a bittersweet bright side: "I'll find my way / 'Cause you showed me how."

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