I mean, why post a song if you’re not going to really dive into some subject matter that actually—matters? Why try so hard to hastily be the first one to post it up when no one really gives a shit that you were the first?
It’s annoying to try to research a record that catches your ear and not be able to find the lyrics to it. But, it’s even more annoying to troll through the countless listings of blogosphere postings of a song and find even less meaningful shit. “Oh, this song is very nice”, and, “it’s such a breath of fresh air”. -_- Really?
I find that, more and more, I want opinions. I want adult-like and intellectual perspectives on everything, including music. I don’t want to just hear that you ALSO love Kendrick Lamar‘s controversial verse on “Control“, yet when I ask you for a quotable line off of it you can’t give me anything but a name or two of the rappers he called out… That boys and girls just isn’t what I mean when I ask for a quotable lyric or line directly from any verse.
My apologies for venting on here, but this is the kind of crap I ran into while reading all of the other crap that has sadly been posted about such an alluring song as So Strange. I got the picture that their highlighted NY Times article was the only reason many of these other blogs posted the track, and that each and every single one of the ones that did, were just caught in a circle looking for the same thing within each other, yet unable to grasp—something of some sort of substance that they could connect with.
We don’t know who we are until we’re connected to someone else.” —Sons of Anarchy
A hard-hitting syncopated drum pattern that begins the moment the engine shuts on is what we get as we press play on this well-oiled machine of a song titled: So Strange. Eight bars into the burliness of the catchy drums we’re treated to a softer side of the record with a gentle tone that’s even more charming than its aggressive counterpart, and yet much more somber in vibe when you actually dive into its lyrical content.
You make me hate this whole town.” —Sarah Chernoff
Have you ever noticed that after you lose one love, and finally begin to get over it and into another relationship, that somehow you seem to find someone better and more suited for you than the last? Maybe it’s just me, because after every great love I have ever experienced in life, another has come along that is greater and much more beautiful. I would hope the same for everyone, but maybe this is why I connect with this song so much: because it represents that moment when I feel both: extreme sadness and an excited happiness in life at the end of a relationship. The very moment when I can feel a hole burning in the pit of my stomach from the angst of letting go and yet my feet, my arms, my eyes and my body are ready to take off and look for the next gem as if we were in some sort of treasure hunt and time was running out.
Maybe I have loved a lot more than most; maybe not, but this is what I feel whenever the love story comes to an end, and this is exactly how Superhumanoids’ “So Strange” feels to me.
The drums want to move on to their next bars, happy, full of life and motion with nothing in the way to stop them, happy to just continue beating, and then the they are stricken gingerly by sad lyrics that reflect too much on the past, because only within the reflection of the past is where average humans, not supers, experience sadness.
Live in the moment.