Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by dberthia, Oct 28, 2020.
The first song from Crowded House's new album premieres at 3:00pm EST today:
Just received an email with links to tour dates in New Zealand in March and also the new single. However, this UK fan gets an error message when he clicks on the link for the single. Maybe @Jaffaman can advise.
Just heard it. It's not my cup of tea have to say
The chorus is catchy- not sure about the rest of it. Hopefully it'll grow on me.
More info on the official site: Crowded House
Have only listened twice. First impression was that I'd have probably liked it more 30 years ago.
The video reminded me of the American TV show Wonderfalls.
Crikey, it's Mac De Marco in a Crowded House video.
This song has had everything I ever loved about Finn music completely removed. Not for me.
On a toilet! I never need to watch this again, that’s for sure.
Seems quite political.
At first listen, I like it. Probably will require more listens before I can make a better assessment.
I like it, it's more the vein of Pajama Club and Dizzy Heights than the last two CH albums which is a good sign for me anyway.
Did they not quit?? (like more than once??) Was he not one part of Lyndsay Buckingham? Its a bit "Meh", isn't it? He's better than this.
very cool, reminds me of the quirkiness of later split enz.
That song reminds me vaguely of Saturday Sun in as much as its somewhat underwhelming but never obnoxious. I have to hope that there's better material awaiting us on the album though.
Just gave it a first listen, and feel it's just kind of "there". I'll hold on to hope that it's the quirky song that goes against the grain of the album, or will sound better in the context of the album, but it doesn't grab me as a single. It's okay, but hopefully the rest is better.
I had high hopes for this version of Crowded House. I love Neil Finn but his songwriting, but solo and in the CH reunion era, has been kind of samey. All slower tempo stuff. The songs aren't bad but they don't inspire the repeat listens that his best work demands. I'm hoping the inclusion of his sons plus Mitchell Froom will lead to some more unusual, quirky stuff ala the better parts of CH, Split Enz and Pajama Club.
Very few things after the first three CH albums struck me with joy; the glorious pop song craft is absent.
Granted, I’ve not given everything intense listens, but the fact so few things have grabbed me speaks loud enough.
Oh frabjous day.
It was a bit of a surprise the first time I heard it as it really wasn't what I was expecting, But, on repeated listenings I'm getting more used to it, and ... I like it.
That's one of the best inside jokes that they could have made. Cheeky! And video was quite literally that in a couple of spots.
I like the message in the song. It's very relevant.
I pray that Fleetwood Mac hasn't ruined Neil for us? This sounds just like a wacky Lindsey Buckingham solo filler track to me.
I like it. Before finishing the first pass I noticed that I was tapping along with the groove so it feels good. Lyrics are worthwhile. My take on the video is that in the absence of live social interaction, our inanimate objects become our frenz. Definitely Wonderfallsish.
The new track sounded great on first listen, but I'll wait for the whole album to hear it again. Really looking forward to this one.
More Enz than House, perhaps. Need to live with it, I suppose. But I'll need an album. (Any word on that ...?)
Who's Mac De Marco?
What’s the connection? I don’t know who he is.
His name is "Mac." That is therefore a funny and quite likely purposeful casting decision.
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