Advantages Great song, cheery and good to dance to
|Quality of Lyrics/Music|
|How does it compare to the artist's other releases?||Outstanding|
It’s amazing how certain things, such as songs and smells, can really take you back to an earlier time in your life or to a different place. For me, the song ‘Colours’ by Grouplove will always remind me of the four or so months I spent living in Leipzig in Germany. Every time I hear it I am filled with nostalgia for that city, and remember the sunny days I spent at the university or walking or running around the place I came to know and love so well. Now, roughly a year later, I still listen to this song and this band on a very regular basis, but the memories of when I first used to listen to it still remain. That particular song came from their self-titled EP and I grew to love all six of its tracks and played them almost all the time, and so I was very keen to buy their first full length album when it came out later last year. ‘Never Trust A Happy Song’ lived up to the excellence of their first album and is one that I still listen to almost constantly several months after its release. One of the songs that I grew to love the most from that album was ‘Chloe’, whose ridiculous happy tune and lyrics made me love it as much as the tracks I adored from the original EP.
Grouplove seem to be suggesting with this album title that we shouldn’t trust a word of it, as it certainly is an album filled with happy songs. Well, they’re all songs that make me feel very happy, anyway. Almost every single song is ridiculously upbeat and cheery, while all sounding different and catchy in their own way, with brilliant lyrics delivered by exceptional musical talent. There are also a couple of slower songs, such as ‘Slow’ (unsurprisingly), ‘Betty’s a Bombshell’ and ‘Close Your Eyes and Count to Ten’, which balance out the faster, cheerier songs on the album, giving it more depth and contrast.
This is a fantastic song by an excellent band and is one that I can recommend very highly. If you’ve been interested in this song following reading my review, you can give this song a listen on Youtube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_Ic1NL4avs to see what you think of it. I have also written a review of ‘Colours’, another one of their excellent tracks, and the full album that this song comes from, and heartily encourage you all to give this band a listen and potentially fall in love with them and buy their album.
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