“Close to Me” by Ashley Riley Melts Even My Cantankerous, Misanthropic Heart

Image borrowed from Ashley Riley’s Bandcamp page.

was just cruising around the internet, minding my own business, being the DUDE that I am (and I am a DUDE), when I stumbled upon this soul-melting hell-demon of a song. Instantly I found myself frozen in place, at once captivated by the song’s beauty and horrified by a tickling sensation in my heart.