Which Will is the Way: On Nick Drake’s Pink Moon Album

I first heard that sound in the summer of 2000. It was a TV commercial where four teens drive to a party, but when they get there, they decide to keep driving into the night. It was supposed to be about how fun it is to drive a Volkeswagen, but what got my attention was the song playing in the background: the gently strummed acoustic guitar, and that soft and fragile voice. It was one of the…