Touched by something pure
2010/12/22 § 6 Comments
Here it comes,
another BE/CO post. I promise that this blog will be about other stuff too (who am I kidding, it’s title is Jejune Stars), but lately all I do is work and sleep and BE is the main thing to go with both.
Anyway, Shell Games was released today/yesterday as The People’s Key‘s first single (Is it a single?…) together with the cover art. Except from it’s obvious appeal these cold days, with all the fiery, warm colours, I personally do not especially like the cover,
not that I could honestly say that Bright Eyes have ever really impressed me with this specific art form (besides from Cassadaga, with the spectral decoder! Best cover ever, no homo.), but that is not to say that I despise it. It’s not like I have an overload of orange/red CDs anyways, so I think that both me and my CD shelf will survive.
Edit: The cover isn’t really bad at all- After having letting it grow on me for a while, I have kind of started to fancy it a bit.
Over to the more important thing, that is; the song. The introductory melody of Shell Games remind me so much of Clairaudients that I am unable to sing the lyrics to any other tune while I decipher them. Perhaps this is just me.
(I have found that deciphering lyrics is very hard for me. The first time I listened to the song, I was sure, however shocked, that it was “hairy love” Oberst was singing in the chorus. After a few listens, however, I have settled on “heavy“.)
Other than that, I am quite sure that I will grow fond of the song, like the cover, over time. Right now I can’t say that it is one of my favourites, but it sure is not the worst BE song and to me, The People’s Key sounds very promising this far.
Hah, I suck at “reviews”. Go enjoy the song!