Somewhere Only We Know — Keane

2 01 2011

Six-ish years ago, I first heard of a band named Keane.  Their first single, titled “Somewhere Only We Know” seemed to fare pretty well on Canadian radio (back when I still listened to the radio) but I didn’t think much of the song.  To me, it was just a song.  Not horrible, of course, but not something I would listen to over and over again.

I don’t know how I happened to listen to it again, but “Somewhere Only We Know” suddenly became the only thing I listened to about a week ago.  The music and the lyrics clicked with me — I just got it.  To have a place where two people have from the rest of the world, a place of secrecy and tranquility — a utopia of sorts, was very much relevant to me.  I listened to it on repeat, and have been playing and singing it on the piano almost every day now.  It’s just that good.

Even before this whole sudden love for Keane, I did have a listen to most of their second album via youtube and like most, if not everything on there, so it’s not like I hopped on the Keane bandwagon all of a sudden.  Just that I like them even more because of my newfound love for an old song.

Does this ever happen to anyone else?  Suddenly “getting” an older song even when you’ve heard it before?

“Kiss You Off” — Scissor Sisters

30 07 2010

Why did it take me so long to get into the Scissor Sisters?  I thought their first single, “Take Your Mama Out Tonight” was kinda meh and “I Don’t Feel Like Dancin'” wore off quickly for me.  But they have some pretty fantastic and fabulous (and by fabulous, I mean awesomely gay) songs and music.  I recently bought their second album, Ta-Dah!– $8 at HMV!–and was pleasantly surprised to hear some outstanding stuff, including my favourite one so far, “Kiss You Off”.

Check it out!  I think I’ll have a listen to their newest album now.  🙂