Mark Kozelek (born 1967 in Massillion, Ohio) is an American singer/songwriter and frontman of Sun Kil Moon and Red House
Originally a lynchpin of the sadcore movement in alternative rock with Red House Painters, Kozelek’s harrowing
autobiographical lyrics gave unflinchingly detailed accounts of pain, despair and loss while the lengthy accompanying music was
slow, intense, dissonant and bleak. As time has passed, his music has become more acoustic and folk-inflected, while his lyrics
now seem obsessed with memory, geography and those who died before their natural time, arguably best demonstrated on Sun
Kil Moon’s Ghosts of the Great Highway.