This is outside the walls of what we normally touch on, but we couldn’t resist.
When you think of Tom Jones, you probably laugh and think crooning love songs your parents listened to.
Well, just as Cash had Trent Reznor’s ‘Hurt’ Mr. Jones has Leonard Cohen’s ‘Tower of Song.’
Simplistic and beautiful, ‘Tower of Song’ is very real as it sets aside any flash or pretense, fitting to where Jones is in his life and career. The ballad of an aging musician, songs like this are the lasting legacy that is the story of the wise man we should hold in high regard. Though not written by Jones, he delivers with conviction and makes it his own.