Sometimes I hear a song and it goes straight to a part of my brain that invokes strong emotions.
After link hopping a couple of days ago I came across a band called Thermostatic
who are a Swedish electronic band I misread as falling within the genre categories of "Britpop" and "Synthpop" (it was Bitpop, not Britpop). Intrigued as to how a Swedish electronic band could be classed as Britpop, I found a couple of their Youtube videos and was further intrigued enough to see if they appeared in Spotify.
They do! And so I listened to their most recent album called "Humanizer." The first track (Northern Ambulance
) resonated with me in a big way - and I have been listening to it a *lot* over the last couple of days. It's a simple enough tune, building simple refrains upon simple refrains with a pleasant female vocal - but it reaches a point (at about 1:56) where it's built sufficiently to bring me to the brink of tears (of joy I imagine) while I have trouble breathing. (No - I am not on drugs or drunk, nor can I guarantee this experience to all). The rest of the album is good (in my opinion) but doesn't evoke as much as a smile.
Similar experiences have been achieved recently with other tunes... E-Gens I Can Touch the Sun
, Duran Duran's The Chauffeur
, Cold Play's Fix You
, Elbow's New Born
, and U2's With or Without You
I'm not sure if this is the beginning of some form of mental meltdown, so I thought I might document it here before I completely loose my mind. :)
Tags: i'm going nuts, music
Current Mood: quixotic
Current Music: Thermostatic - Northern Ambulance