There’s an element to songwriting that I can’t explain, that comes from somewhere else. I can’t explain that dividing line between nothing and something that happens within a song, where you have absolutely nothing, and then suddenly you have something. It’s like the origin of the universe.
Tracks nicely right after Cloud Nothings who I’m guessing have listened to alot of Husker Du. Bob Mould has left his DJing in the club and gone back to his earlier roots again with this new album - follow-up to Silver Age and a continued rumination on getting old.
I want you / can’t get you outta my head /I just wanna feel safe, feel safe
I sort of hate-love this song. I love the guitars that provides color behind the rhythm and the Mexicali pop brass. I hate the bleak pessimism of this song but it’s what this songwriter must feel so I love that he speaking from his black heart.
How to Dress Well is a guy named Tom Krell - it’s lo-fi R&B pop, I guess, lots of pretty and nicely connected sounds, tight drum track, light falsetto soul.