Somebody somewhere once decided I was going to fall in love with the British music scene to the point many people would swear I was British if they didn’t know my Minnesota origins. At this point I should really just move over to the United Kingdom so I can finally see all of these acts live. Logical thinking right? It’s with that knowledge I introduce you all to another, you guessed it, British band.
Everything Everything are eclectic. There’s no other way to put it. I have learned through two albums and two singles into the third album that you never know what to expect. A listener could place songs next to each other and have no clue they were performed by the same band if it wasn’t for the lead singer’s distinctive voice and the unique vibe all the songs give off.
My favorite element of the songs Everything Everything create is their love of word play. All the lyrics are detailed and complex, but in a way you don’t always see. Many fans call their sound art pop-rock due to that intricacy.
“Regret” is a song that if full of juxtaposed images and feelings. It’s chunky but it flows. It’s colorful, but there’s and immediacy to it. It’s catchy, but not in the usual way – it’s more instinctual. The chorus of a simple regret is intersected with lines deliberating the mistrials of life, yet it’s set to a poppy and upbeat beat. “Regret” is the best play of light and dark mixture I’ve seen in music in a while.
The music video is…well trippy. REAL TRIPPY. The video for “Regret” displays a cult-like atmosphere and the followers delving into complete madness at the hand of their master. I warned you, it was weird. But in a somewhat neat way (See! Everything about this song is a parallel, even my thoughts on the video.) Just do yourself a favor and don’t end up 10 minutes deep in the comments section, it’s full of secret messages and conspiracy theories that made my head hurt. HERE is the link to the lyrics only version if you just want to skip the entire weird situation below.
After hearing the title of Everything Everything’s upcoming third album is named Get to Heaven and the two singles have been aptly named “Regret” and “Distant Past” – I’m beginning to wonder if there’s going to be an overarching theme. The music videos seem to follow that thought as well.
Is there a certain genre or country from where you seem to discover most of your music?
P.S. – Look I can rec music that isn’t folk or British! Sometimes I even listen to songs like “Mene” the latest from Brand New.
Until next time,