Song: Bells Ring
Artist: Mazzy Star
Album: So Tonight That I Might See
This down-tempo but upbeat song (it shifts to mid-tempo around 3:30!) was to accompany me on the first day of school, not second, but it works just as well. Jangly, 90s alternative, nothing special, except for Hope Sandoval’s lovely indolence (or is it indolent loveliness?) and the sweet, fuzzed, insistent edge of the guitar line that starts repeating around 3:30. And the melody is pretty nice, and comforting, especially for back-to-school anxiety, or any anxiety.