Saturday, 26 May 2012

Who Can Resist - My Top Music Picks This Week!

This week has been quite pensive for me, music-wise. I guess my taste is a bit varied - a little of this, a little of that.. but that's what makes it cool, right? Right? Here are the songs I hummed all week-

Birdy - Skinny Love:
I fell in love with Bon Iver's Skinny Love on the album, 'For Emma, Forever Ago'. But Birdy's take is simply exquisite! And the "my-my-my" chant just does something fierce to my heart!

Birdy - Skinny Love

Ed Sheeran - The A Team
Ed Sheeran's success story is one you tell to your children, so they never give up. And this carrot-haired dude has the talent to make it last! The A Team made me think of that movie I didn't like in 2010 - what was it called again? Oh, the A-Team!!! But its not reminiscent of that one-beautiful words, a beautiful song - dark and light all at the same time and oh, so so real and graphic in its visual imagery!

Ed Sheeran - The A Team

The Weeknd - The Birds (Pt 1)
Now, if only all guys were this honourable! Lines like "So don't you fall in love/Don't make me make you fall in love/Don't make me make you fall in love with a nigga like me/ Nobody needs to fall in love/ I swear I'm just a bird/ I swear I'm just another bird" make me want to thank his lips in gratitude. Flyaway little bird, thanks for warning me in advance... And with a beat that lush, who can resist you, Abel? certainly not moi!!!

The Weeknd - The Birds (Part 1) -not official!

INSANE LYRICS: Train - 50 Ways to say Goodbye
And the insane lyrics of the week spot goes to Train for " 50 Ways to Say Goodbye". Track 5 on the richly crafted seventh studio album, "California 37", this song discusses a real life issue we've all faced (probably) - how do we tell our friends she/he left!?! Such a bummer, really - but here are some 'awee' ideas from the track (I numbered the lyrics for emphasis!) -

"That's cool but if my friends ask where you are, I'm gonna say:
1. She went down in an airplane
2. Fried getting suntanned
3. Fell in a cement mixer full of quicksand
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes
4. She met a shark underwater
5. Fell and no one caught her
6. I returned everything I ever bought her
7. She was caught in a mudslide
8. Eaten by a lion
9. Got run over by a crappy purple scion
Help me, help me, I'm no good at goodbyes
10. She got lost in the desert
11. Drowned in a hot tob
12. Danced to death in an east side night club
Help me, help me, I'm all out of lies , and ways to say you died..."

So, that's just twelve ways - I'm thinking of another 38! Isn't it funny how she "got fried getting suntanned" and "danced herself to death at an east side night club"? Pat Monahan is killing me, mehn!

Train - 50 Ways To Say Goodbye