White Night, by indie rock band The Postelles, is the polar opposite of Almost Lover, it’s a face paced, with a happy go lucky summer feeling, despite the song having a darker undertone, with its lyrics being broken down to be about drug addiction, with it’s sense of euphoria, followed by a come down, this, however, doesn’t take away from the song, it just adds a little depth to a fun, indie rock song, one that will make you want to dance, getting you in the mood for a lively weekend (no drugs needed)
Gabriel by British electronic trip-hop artists Lamb, is a what I woke to on Saturday morning, purely by fluke, as it was the first song on shuffle, but oddly it was perfect for a lazy morning in bed, well all ten minutes I had before jumping in the car and heading off to enjoy another day of working in retail, this song used to be on repeat on my iPod, for a long time, but I had forgotten about it and it’s religious overtones and it’s slow melody, which was written about the birth of a child and it’s changing effect on the life of the parent, becoming their world and everything they live for.
Animal by Neon Trees, probably their best known song, written about the space between friendship and a relationship, the awkward grey area that everyone has been in at some point, the song is upbeat and has a pop-punk feeling, that gets you in the mood to hit town, forget your situation and enjoy yourself, which was exactly what I wanted to do after a full day at work.
Almost Lover, by American singer-songwriter Alison Sudol, better known by her stage name of A Fine Frenzy, has been in my top ten songs ever since I first heard the slow poetic lyrics, detailing the post-breakup feelings and the lingering remorse for a what was lost, Alison’s voice carries the emotion well, portraying a situation that everyone has been in, in mourning for a former relationship, damaged and showing emotionally scared, but at the same time, wishing the other person happiness, the perfect song for a sunday morning.
Stones by British singer-songwriter Barbarossa/James Mathe is a beautiful and haunting story about dealing with setbacks in your past, experiences that make you scared to take the leap and move on, I first heard this song on an episode of How I Met Your Mother and since then I have been hooked, the sad poetry fitted the situation perfectly and needs to be heard a lot more than it has been.
As you can tell, this weekend was a mix of singer-songwriters and pop indie rock, with the perfect contrast of slow melodies and upbeat tunes, that seemed to fit the situations I was experiencing completely, which is a rare experience and I can’t wait to find out what will be the songs of next weekend.