Second Nature (Neil Finn) - 3:49 rating: **** stars
I've been a Neil Finn fan since I was in college (Split Enz and Crowded House) and over the ensuing years have renewed by connection with his catalog from time to time. Anyhow, I stumbled across this song on YouTube and simply couldn't shake it out of my head. Finn may simply be one of the most overlooked talents out there and 'Second Nature' is simply a stunning tune. It's basically just 3:49 of hooks. Add the fact it's recorded live and the result's simply breathtaking.
And the promotional video is mesmerizing. Watching these folks record the tune is simply a joyous experience. They seem to be having one of those special occasions that come along once in a blue moon. Kudos to the backing singers - they are simply amazing.
Here's the YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9q7Jr0w5MLk