Friday, October 11, 2013
Ive written about George Alley before...
There are many interesting things about George Alley, but one thing that I find interesting is that his music has to find you at the right time. His music is too cerebral and emotional to just be thrown in your lap like a top 40 song that you can easily consume without thinking. Its sorta like a hot wine, you dont just drink it because youre thirsty, you have to really want it and sit down with it and sip it. I dont expect one person who reads/listens this song to be into it their first time hearing it, WHY?! because its not how it works with him. This song came out during the summer and I watched the video and liked it but it didnt capture me at that moment because in the summer I wasnt in the mental place for it, I was into chasing rabbits, but in the fall its PERFECT. A week ago this song comes on my headset and with this THROBBING synthy intro I was like "What is this, its GOOD?!?!... OH?! Its George... Ok Im ready for it." and now Im HOOKED. I play it on repeat non stop, you can buy it on iTunes, the vocals are very creative and sensitive and intelligent. "Do I have to be, just what I've been?" is particularly piercing to me. "Halos unshine, cobras unwind" is the kind of creative imagery I like to visualize and "...that could make me fall, down the stairs, and not into your arms" is the kind of gothic theatrics that I appreciate and make me giggle. Ive said before George Alley is an acquired taste, for me at least, your brain has to be ready for it. So if you like it even slightly Id say download it and let your unconscious mind come to it when its ready for it and youll find his perspective and procedure of delivering it very familiar but also refreshing.
Posted by David Mason at 10:00 AM