I’m going to be adding something new to this blog called Music Mondays. This is where I talk about a certain song or maybe even an album twice every month. If I have more time, I’ll try to do this every week. We’ll see though. Let’s begin!
A new song that just came out by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. It’s been awhile since I’ve listened to them so it was great to hear something new from them.
I really dig the sound, everything about it is fresh. It also has a great beat. I really enjoyed the climax of the song where they inserted the choir in the background and then ending it off with them. It really drives the tone of the song. Great song overall!
The message throughout the song from my understanding is seeing beyond the faults of a person to whom you love. She falls “for a guy, who fell down from the sky”. This may give the listener the image of falling in love with someone who may not be good in the eyes of others or society. Regardless of that though, she still sees the “halo round his head”, she still sees the good in that person regardless of their faults and/or history. But society keeps pressing her that the person is no good to the point where they label the relationship as sacrilegious. You could say that she’s sleeping with a fallen angel, “feathers in a bed”, to keep in tie with the religious theme throughout the song. Then she’s given one final chance to get out of this relationship, “asked if I would try to leave this all behind… burnin’ in a bed”, but it’s clear that she doesn’t want to change for the world. She would rather die. She “pleads and prays” that the world see her view and just accept her views, but the world fights back until she cannot be heard no more.
Like if you agree and feel free to comment what you think!