Cass McCombs - There Can Be Only One from Big Wheel and Others
“who owns my heart?/there can be only one”
Cass McCombs’ lyrics can feel like platitudes, but a closer listen often reveals layered meanings and ambiguous conclusions. Naive children cross paths with the sinister remnants of the American West. Turmoil is concealed beneath calm, dark waters. Big Wheel and Others’ sprawling size and unhurried pace make it easy to get lost amid the often cryptic, but always illuminating, reflections on light and dark.