Kate Miller-Heidke's "Caught In The Crowd" is a tale of adolescence, but it skirts the issue of romance. That might have been in the cards somewhere down the line for the singer and the boy named James, but it's irrelevant to what actually happened and why it was important. Instead, the song plays like the other side of Janis Ian's "At Seventeen" — it's a clear-eyed portrait of a teenager who, confronted with a decision, made precisely the wrong one and feels pangs of regret to this day.
Check out "Caught in the Crowd," which was NPR's song of the day yesterday, over here.
Kate Miller-Heidke performs at LPR on July 14th. Get tickets here.
Via: The Music Slut