Friday, April 3, 2015

Song of the Week: "Fall Back To You" - Chromeo

When I'm hungover (or just have a headache), I find that I listen to music differently.  It's hard to explain, but I feel like I actually hear it differently.  I think most people understand the actual physical rush you sometimes get when listening to a song.  When I'm hungover, I'm much more prone to those kinds of reactions.  I don't know why, although it probably has a bio-chemical explanation.  In any case, rather than avoiding loud music, I actually seek it out in those circumstances.  

I also get stuck on individual songs, or individual bits of songs.  And that's how, this past Sunday, I wound up listening to Chromeo's "Fall Back To You" on repeat for about an hour and a half.  You think I'm exaggerating, but I promise I'm not.  I like Chromeo anyway (except for "Ezra's Interlude", which is one of the worst songs ever recorded), but I just dove headlong into this one.  First it was just my affinity for Dave Macklovtich's rapid-fire singing style (especially the two verses from 1:10-1:25), then it was Patrick Gemayel's talk-box bit at 3:08, then the sax solo at 2:50, then the string arrangement that matches the melody in the chorus.  Like I said, I went a bit crazy.

Anyway, I don't know that you'll like this as much as I did.  Maybe you should drink a bunch of beers then try it, it worked for me.

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