Song of the Day: House of the Rising Sun

I don’t know what it is about this song, but I’ve always loved it. For some reason, it was one of the first things that I learned to play on the piano when I was a girl, and I’ve just always thought it beautiful and sad and just the right kind of folksy. The Animals version is still my favorite, but I also really love Lauren O’Connel’s version, most recently used in the teaser-trailers for American Horror Story: Coven

And this Lead Belly version, which is phenomenal:

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