Today has been a day of contemplation and coffee. I have spent the better part of the last few years serving the public their daily dose of caffeine. Seeing the world before 5 a. m. always leads to heavy thinking, and the monotonous routine of each day allows me to process hundreds of tangential questions throughout a morning rush – questions like “what is my place in the world?,””are we a slave to routines?” or “why is he such a dick every morning?” When I came across this track this morning, I asked myself if I had every used the phrase “this is the life.” The short answer: no. The long answer is probably something simple and momentary, exhaustible and elusive.
Feel something right and feel some good
Because if one thing works you might know it’s true ‘Cause if this is the life, this is the life This is the life, this is the life This is the life, then who’d argue?”
Two Door Cinema Club is an Northern Irish trio, complete with redheaded frontman. Their first album Tourist History which includes This Is the Life was released in 2010 and was voted Irish Album of the Year. The band cranks delicate and excitable guitar riffs paired with charming, sometimes wounded lyrics. Their second album Beacon debuted in September and touts a well-crafted, more mature sound. Seems they are asking heavier questions as well.