I remember being twelve-or so- years old, watching MTV and the video of everybody’s changing played on. It was a wonder. well, I did wondered how do they switch people from the drummer to an eskimo, the pianist to a geisha, and the vocalist to a banci. I didn’t even notice the song! I really liked it. so I tuned in to MTV, everyday, pretty much because I love watching the vidclip and I just started to sing along everytime I heard it on TV. particularly in love but I didn’t realize that. I didn’t know the lyrics though. I was just humming or singing the wrong lyrics while shaking my head to the beat. that’s it.
When I was in the 9th grade, I got an Art project about which I was so excited. the project was simple; all students were required to make a music group and pick a song to be presented, then present it in front of the class. the best group would have to play on our graduation stage. I didn’t want to win the graduation stage, anyway. I just want to pick the keane’s song to present and I was almost, almost-and it was this close- got all my pals agreed on the song choice before someone suggested to sing Rossa’s terlanjur cinta. I just couldn’t believe it.
fine. rossa’s okay though.
And it was on a saturday night where a local channel (no more MTV haha) re-play one Keane’s gig in europe and I was stunned. I usually don’t like live or recorded concert on tv, screw the quality, the lipsynch, and the performers’ goofy action stage. but I was pretty in awe, I really like them performing Hamburg Song. just epic.
I googled them and really fall in love ever since. They are the best british band ever. Arctic Monkeys, OASIS, The Kooks, The Verve, Franz Ferdinand, Muse, The Coral, and even Coldplay never beat them here, in my heart (though I LOVE THEM ALL). I love Hopes and Fears and Under The Iron Sea and Perfect Symmetry so much. frankly, I don’t know which one I like best.
well yeah I must admit that I was very surprised the first time I heard ‘spiralling’ (that’s the first single for perfect symmetry) on youtube. I was like ‘what the heck?’ when I heard the loud delighted OOOH which was quite shocking, and all the tunes just sounded so new, really. there’s some energy which differs to hopes and fears which is classic and the dark under the iron sea yet totally addictive. it’s like what drummer Richard Hughes has it, “songs that are not that happy but that sound happy.” Pop music that’s anything but throwaway.
my chosen one!
hope you like it 🙂