Lover's Spit was always one of my favorite Broken Social Scene tracks, which I first heard on the film Wicker Park. It's so inventive and addictively intoxicating. But this version, found on BSS's Bee Hives (which was rereleased in January), is even better. It's a bit slower (a minute longer than the original off of You Forgot it In People), quieter, and deeper. Whereas their vocals in the original at times compete with and at others blend in with the music and/or noise in the background, Feist's vocals are more pronounced with the stripped down sound of this one. An all-piano intro sets the stage for a touching ballad, which gives way to a low-key groove with the band--Clearly different than the slightly experimental sound of their electro-indie-pop release that garnered their mainstream fame. Feist not only contributes to this alternate version; she (her voice!) completely transforms it.
Tuesday, October 23, 2007
I was driving in my car today as the sun was starting to set, the leaves were blowing all over the place, and the air finally felt like fall. Right at this moment the second track on Sæglópur came on and it fit perfectly. That made me think, this is great soundtrack-to-your-life music. Play it when you're driving in your car, especially in the evening, or when you're walking city streets; it works well with motion, because it just flows. It's there in the background, mostly quiet, beautiful, moving. I felt like my life was a movie, it was the coolest thing. God I love this band.