Levi‘s contribution to volume 35, “5 Year Plan,” veers away from the rumble and fuzz of his recent work with the Library and returns to the organic folk simplicity of his earlier recordings. Acoustic guitar and voice sit way up in the mix, with Levi singing a simple homage to domestic peace and happiness in the face of the social pressures of planning and ambition. Levi sings sweetly and without guile, “and maybe I am simple / but where I am is where I want to be” and “and here’s my ten year plan / our animals, our friends and you and I.” It’s a pretty, contemplative song both humble and fully-formed as a love song – if you were to sing this song in earnest to a partner or spouse all heart strings would be appropriately plucked.
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