The intro to this song isÂ noticeably similar to one of my favorite MGMT songs,Â Time To Pretend. However, that’s where the similarities end and an amazing song about rejuvenating begins. In martial arts there is a fighting style known as Druken Style. Dating back to the Sung Dynasty it is a style in which the fighter mimics the rolling, unpredictable motion of a drunken man to deceive his opponent into thinking he is incapacitated by a drunken stupor. The way lead singer Cole Alexander sings in Starting Over would be the musical equivalent of Drunken Style. His performance offers feelings of hope and sadness as he wabbles through the track anthematically claiming a new beginning, very cool. I think I went through my starting over phase about a month ago but I still get hyped up by the song. Flower Punk at it’s best, enjoy.
The Black Lips – Starting Over