There is nothing I love more than falling in love with a song on first listen. It’s one of life’s purest pleasures and I swear that it can make my entire day brighter. I heard a song this morning that jolted me. When I heard Elke’s songs last year one day, it only took one listen. Same with the first time I heard Anoraak’s originals. One listen. This song took one listen.
It’s kind of against the general idea of this blog to re-post what other blogs throw up, especially when blogs as big and cool as Hyperbole are the posters. I can’t help it here. I hope that given what we usually post here, everyone knows what to expect stylistically. All that taken into account, I have to post this song. It’s too fucking good. Plus, these guys are small and deserve the attention I hope they get because of this song.
Within the first 10 seconds of hearing “Look At Me”, I was praying it would be as good as it sounded like it would be. And then it did. And then it gets better.
Mirrors are from the UK and, thank you, they sound like it. Thats a compliment. This is perfect dreamwave right here, with an emphasis on the New Wave part. The touchstones are all the same, and its not worth hashing out who are clearly some of their influences. This song magically sounds like its from 2010. Im a sucker for great songwriting, and this song could sound great sung by a dude with an acoustic guitar.
In any case, listen and let “Look At Me” take you somewhere new.
The first thing that’s great about the track is the general production. As the vocals come in for the first verse, there’s plenty of room for the lyrics to come through and hit you. The overall mood of the production matches the melancholy feeling of the song. “Look at Me” is a perfect chorus and it just makes me think of a helpless fight against something you just can’t have.
Its a song about helplessness. Love is great and all, but it sure can mess things up. A relationship, a time, or a person maybe. It’s clearly a love song in the best possible way. I love songs that talk about how much love messes a person up and this one just NAILS that feeling on the head.
Hope you guys are feeling this as much as I am.