Last Lion of Albion

Last Lion of Albion_Neko Case_Lobke van Aar art

I just had this fantasy that all of the lions killed would be just waiting somewhere, biding their time. [And] all those businessmen like Elon Musk and Donald Trump—who have bought everything already…I mean, I’m sure there are people that have deeds to Mars and are thinking about trashing this planet and they’re going to go to this other planet where the poor people aren’t—I hope all the lions are waiting there. And when they go down the stairs in their space machines the lions just devour them.

Neko Case talking with Thao Nguyen on Song Exploder about the wonderfully peculiar revenge fantasy powering “Last Lion of Albion.”

Illustration: Lobke van Aar