The obvious track to listen to today is Bonnie Tyler's "Total Eclipse of the Heart," but a couple of Philly musicians have another eclipse-themed project for us to check out as the moon blocks the sun.
Philly rapper Lushlife has teamed with Austin, Texas, producer Botany for "Skull Eclipses," a "musical composition for viewing of the solar eclipse," the project's website says. Featuring work from Philly harpist Mary Lattimore, the song is designed to last throughout the 2-minute 40-second totality of today's eclipse, when the moon completely obscures the sun — something that won't occur around Philly, which will experience a partial, but still dramatic, eclipse of about 80 percent.
Several NPR stations, including WXPN, will air the track as the peak effect of the eclipse approaches at 2:44 p.m. Monday.
Check out "Skull Eclipses" here: