That he received such well-deserved mainstream recognition of his talent through breakthrough songs like ‘Between The Bars’ and ‘Miss Misery’ and albums XO and Figure 8 feels like some justice. But that he left us so early in his life and career remains as heartbreaking as the saddest of his songs.
This deeply emotive, literate artist whose work was as stunning as anything we’d heard before will forever be the subject of obsession from lovers of fine singer-songwriters until the end of time. Find out why in The J Files.
Join Gemma Pike for the Elliott Smith J Files, Thursday 2 August from 8pm.