Volvo pulls over, picks up Stephin Merritt

Fans of Stephin Merritt are mourning the end of civilization now that their depressive homeboy has earned a few bucks by recording a track for the above Volvo ad. Merritt’s music usually makes people want to drive off a mountainside rather than up and down one, but his weary nursery-rhyme performance makes this quirky and enjoyable spot work.

—Posted by Tim Nudd

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