Joni Mitchell, from her 2007 album Shine, which was (initially) distributed through a deal with Starbucks Coffee chain – I bought my copy there, like, in person – but of course now it’s on streaming services like Apple Music and Spotify.

I find this track ‘If’, based on the poem by Rudyard Kipling (now derided by some as a racist) moving, challenging and inspiring in all sorts of ways. Just like the poem.

Shared here, now, because I’ve been playing Joni Mitchell this week, since I read this wonderful article about her by Jack Hamilton at The Atlantic. High recommended.

Click to read ‘The Unknowable Joni Mitchell’ by Jack Hamilton at The Atlantic

– P