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Tame Impala – Elephant

Your weekly dose of Thursday is here, and it’s sexier than ever. With a heavily distorted guitar sound and an airy McCartney-esque vocal, Elephant hits the nail on the head with my emotion for this Thursday. As I walked down the street to this with my new headphones, I felt like I belonged to another era. Maybe it’s because the song itself feels like it’s from another musical era, or maybe it’s because it was raining and this song just made everything so much more intense on the sidewalks of NYC.

The tonal pattern is similar to that of a track runner jumping hurdles. Consistent running on a straightaway for about 10 feet or so, then a hurdle. I know I talk about roller coasters a lot in my posts, but this one isn’t quite a roller coaster, because it is so steady with the consistent raised guitar notes.

The lyrics aren’t complicated, but I’m constantly drawn to any song subject matter that is elephants.

I bet he feels like an elephant

Shaking his big grey trunk for the hell of it.”

I recently started a new job, where I’m now starting to feel like I’m part of a new place and a new vibe. But it’s been an interesting adjustment. You know that feeling you get when you know there’s nothing wrong with you, and that people like you because you’re not weird, but you still feel like an elephant in a small room? There’s really no reason for you to feel this way, but you do. That is how I feel whenever I start at a new place, in general. You start to fall into a groove after a while, where you begin to shrink down from elephant size. Maybe you shrink to your spirit animal. I think mine is a lioness. The point is that the feeling is normal, and if you thought you were the only one, you now know that one of the people you trust for music from EMPT also feels like an elephant at times. You are not alone!

Enjoy this sexy tune, joyeux jeudi!

 Tame Impala – Elephant