"Come Undone" is the 4th track off of the third full length collaboration album (Hawk) between Mark Lanegan and Isobel Campbell. Both Lanegan and Campbell have developed an exceptional repertoire prior to teaming up for what have been three masterfully composed and poetic tours de force.
In teaming up for this song, the duet have managed to channel the middle ground between heaven and hell, good and evil, dark and light, all while vocalizing over the oscillating piano medley of James Brown's It's a Man's Man's Man's World. However it is not long before that middle ground is lost and the lyrics bring you back to reality where seemingly the characters in the song realize they can't have it both ways, but not before a prolonged struggle.
It is easy to get lost in the sway of the vintage composition, but more rewarding is the story in the lyrics as Mark Lanegan's deep voice pulls Isobel Campbell's soulful whisper to a darker place.
Isobel Campbell and Mark Lanegan - Come Undone