Tom Brosseau, “Cradle Your Device”

Laura Leebove

By Laura Leebove

Managing Editor
on 03.03.14 in Listen to This

On the lead track from his latest LP, folksinger Tom Brosseau is battling for attention; his opponent is his lover’s phone. “I long for you to hold me in your arms/ but instead you cradle your device,” he sings. It’s charming, catchy and, sure, a bit twee, but it’s also just serious enough to make you rethink keeping the phone bedside at all times. (Or, perhaps more likely, you might find your significant other singing you this song the next time you check your email in bed.)