Monday, 1 October 2012

The 2kDozen 500: #334 - Lucy Rose, "Like I Used To"

Sad pop business. A hint of defiance in the downtrodden voice. Low-key production; the sound of a few instruments quite close up. I think you get the picture. Nothing really to set it aside from a crowd of similar folk, writing their emotional songs with sparse lyrics and sparser drama. Not enough tension.

After five tracks, I looked down the overlong list of 15 titles and thought that both my evening and my life were too short, so I pulled out. A song called "Shiver" reaches the lyrical peak of considering how different she felt when she was in love. Titles like "Be Alright" and "All I've Got" and "Scar" do nothing to encourage me to change my mind. I think she uses bikes as a kind of a metaphor on "Bikes", which could as easily have been called "Rollercoaster", I imagine - or "Teacups".

In years to come, I may sit bolt upright in bed, stiff with the realisation that I missed my big chance to get in on Lucy at the ground level. Until that time comes, I shall try and sleep as easy as I can.

Rating: Sarcasm out of Late Night Irritation

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