Songs We Love: Haley Bonar, 'Last War' Forget tissues, ice cream and self-pity; breaking up with Haley Bonar requires a shield and some fire-resistant body armor.
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Songs We Love: Haley Bonar, 'Last War'

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Haley Bonar's "Last War" was one of public radio's favorite songs at the midway point in 2014. Cameron Wittig/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Haley Bonar's "Last War" was one of public radio's favorite songs at the midway point in 2014.

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Forget tissues, ice cream and self-pity; breaking up with Haley Bonar requires a shield and some fire-resistant body armor. In the title track to her scintillating new album, Bonar turns a single, repeating guitar note into a call to arms — and a chorus of harmonizing ghost vocals into a flamethrower — as she turns back for another battle with a soon-to-be ex. "Last War" finds her free falling in that torturous space between taking the first leap out of a relationship and pulling the ripcord, and it's simultaneously mournful and searing.

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