Monday, July 11, 2022

My Music Monday

I'm keeping with the theme of "Songs by Which to Run" for this month.  I'm finding a lot of these to be very guitar driven. I think many of you see me as the lover of low key female artists - and I am, but, I do like a good rock song. Good guitar work can really make me smile. 

Drums and bass are key though - at least for me to run. A good downbeat helps me keep pace. 

There is almost never a time when the War on Drugs' "An Ocean In Between the Waves" doesn't make an appearance during a gym visit. Sometimes twice. It's always a welcome selection. 

The band, in many ways, is predictable, but not in a bad way. They don't deviate from their sound very much - and by 'very much', I mean at all.  When one of their songs pops up that I don't know, I don't have to look to see who the band might be. 

The main parts of many of their songs are almost hypnotic. There is an even tempo and a softer but steady rhythm section. Their lead vocalist, I'm guessing, doesn't have much of a range, but it works for them. 

If you're looking for Verse / Chorus / Verse - this isn't the band for you. Or the song. But I like it a lot. 

With many of their songs, which usually track long in terms of time, the last 90-120 seconds is just music. And let's face it, if I can make it through one of their songs, I know I've knocked of 7 minutes of run time. 

While there is no official audio, this does come from the band's account. Whomever did the transfer to audio for the "video", missed the mark. The sound is brighter, clearer and louder on my phone. Maybe it's my laptop speakers.......maybe not. 

1 comment:

Travel said...

My running days were in silence, portables and headphones were just coming becoming popular when I stopped (CD players were not very good for running, tape players heavy.)