Conor Oberst has been in the indie music scene since the age of 13. His career as spanned almost 20 years now with many different bands and musicians, most noticeably M. Ward. His main band is Bright Eyes, but Oberst has had a lot of side projects such as the Mystic Valley Band and the his punk band, the Desaparecidos.
This song-Milk Thistle- comes from his 2008 self-titled solo album. The video is a really special treat of Oberst playing “Milk Thistle” on a couch. It’s a very simple performance, but Oberst is able to add emotion to the great lyrics.
Want to read the lyrics as you listen? Click here for them.