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LISTEN: Doug Levitt, “Cold Comfort”

Mar 14, 2023

LISTEN: Doug Levitt,

Artist: Doug Levitt
Hometown: Washington, D.C.
Song: “Cold Comfort”
Album: Edge of Everywhere
Release Date: May 12, 2023

In Their Words: “‘Cold Comfort’ is a song that speaks to the wide range of vices that one finds on the bus — people getting over one, through one — and while it says ‘another shot of cold comfort,’ there are many other reliances that have been central to people who travel by bus. Often it’s the vice most drawn upon in the wake of a breakup. There are people like the petty thief Tony Rhodes, who, facing a breakup, found himself back on heroin and near the verge of death. There’s Edward who, having smoked weed in the face of a breakup, ended up violating parole and going on the run. I had been through a hard breakup with a fiancée before I set out by bus. So in some ways it’s that energy. ‘I woke up on the wrong side of myself again. Sometimes it’s a matter of days. Sometimes it’s a matter of going our own separate ways.’ And so also on the bus are people relocating after a breakup, and who doesn’t know that feeling of another shot of cold comfort? It’s a cold comfort, not the comfort of connection. It’s not the comfort of others. It’s the way you always bring me around for bringing me down.” — Doug Levitt

Photo Credit: Patrick Fraser

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LISTEN: Doug Levitt,
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