You can thank or blame Slublog for this as your tastes dictate. Scoff if you must but Zonday’s getting better, both with his songwriting and, especially, his singing. He still doesn’t have a handle on the verse-chorus-verse format but this one’s a quantum leap over the mobius strip that is “Chocolate Rain.” Slu thinks it’s almost off-Broadway caliber. I see what he means — the first few verses, at least, have a “Rainbow Connection” vibe — but he loses the plot halfway through and just sort of gives up.

Enjoy that “chi-i-i-ild” trill at the end, though. The kid’s got chops.