When I listen to the songs of Nick Drake — to Nick Drake singing his songs — something shifts. The world slips just a little bit sideways. An ancient, unfamiliar door opens and I can see something beyond everyday life. Beyond that door is a world that has more depth, more truth. It’s a feeling that only exists for the present moment... then it slips away again below the surface.
Nick Drake: Remembered For a While (Little, Brown, and Company, 2014)