This Mess We’re In – PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke.

This Mess We’re In – PJ Harvey and Thom Yorke.

This song just [insert verb] me. Just hearing it, it gives me chills. Without even listening to the lyrics, just the tune, the tone, the voices. I don’t know. It evokes so much emotion, emotion I didn’t even know existed. Since I haven’t heard it before, it isn’t to me associated with a certain period in my life, yet it still takes me to kind of non-existent memories. I don’t know how to explain it. You know when you hear a song, or smell a distinct smell. and it reminds you of and takes you to a certain place/time/memory? The same thing happens to me except that I don’t know what this place/time/memory is. Maybe because the tune is similar to a song I used to listen to a lot before, but don’t really remember, or maybe I’m just weird.

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Anyways, what are your [insert verb] songs?

Those tunes in the back of your head

OK.

You know when there’s some tune going on in the back of your head, you can heart it – sorta, and it just goes over and over, the song is ‘stuck in your head’? But do you know when it’s just a lyricless tune, when it’s just a melody, and you can’t make out which song it is? And do you know how you can’t just get over it, you’d have to auto-replay the song in your head, hum to it, make up lyrics for it, until you pin down which song it is? I got that today.

All morning, I was like ‘mhm mhmmmhmm caaaaantryyyy’, ‘mhmmm mhmmmm caaantry’.

I kinda like when that happens, because I know that I’ll figure out which song it is, and when I get close to ‘solving the song’ I so know it, I can feel it, like I know that in a few seconds I’ll  ‘ha! got it!’ and I just smile as I hum out the song.

This time it was The Smiths’ Ask Me.

Mhm mhmmmm turned out to be nature is a language, and

caaantryyy  turned out to be can’t you read? I laughed. It was so close haha!

I was smiling, it was getting close, the tune was on repeat in my head, ‘mhhmm mhhmmm’ ‘caaantry’ mhhhm ‘mhhhm caantry’ ‘cant you read!’ ‘The smiths! HA!

 

 

OK, bye!

Blink 182 – Up All Night

So.

Have you heard Blink 182’s new single, Up All Night? It was out only a few days ago, it was meant to be released on July 1st. Their album should be released this summer too.

I personally quite like the song. I’ve read some comments saying that they’d prefer the older Blink 182, but to be honest I think this song sums up Blink 182 pretty well. I am by no means a music critic, and definitely not in a position to judge their more recent stuff (since I only have their ‘old school’ stuff anyway), but this latest single, I feel, is so them.

The chorus is what makes it so Blink 182 for me, with Tom DeLonge’s very distinct voice. Just like ‘I Miss You’‘s ‘Don’t waste your time on me you’re already the voice inside my y’ead’, and ‘All of this’‘s ‘Use me Holly come on and use me’. 

I mean, sure nothing beats their 1999 and early 2000 shizz, but this ain’t bad, not the best maybe, but not bad for sure, at least in my opinion.

Click this to hear it.

So, what do you think?