Monday, June 9, 2014

Daughter - "Youth"

Beware - this is this first "slow" song I've recommended so far. Proceed with caution.
Don't like slow songs? Try it anyway.
Don't want to? See above response.
Daughter is an indie/ambient band known for their unmistakable female lead's voice (courtesy of Elena Tonra), slow but dramatic music, and deep, metaphorical lyrics. This song is no exception.
Some of the lyrics are dark and open to interpretation ("And if you're still breathing, you're the lucky ones, 'cause most of us are heaving through corrupted lungs"; "Setting fire to our insides for fun") while others are clear and obvious ("But I'm forever missing him"; "And if you're in love, then you are the lucky one, 'cause most of us are bitter over someone").
As you may have already noticed, these types of lyrics are my favorite - the mix between complicated and succinct, confusing and palpable. (Hopefully, I can make them yours, too.)
Tired of my blabbing? Me, too. Here's the song.

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