My idea of love comes from a childhood glimpse of pornography
I go on and off from Land Becoming a Landslide. On one hand it can be a really good song when you’re in the mood for it, the chorus is pretty nifty and I particularly like the little gentler break after the solo/drum break. Plus the bit during the second verse’s “ooooooooooone daaaaaaaaay” when the organ appears is pretty cool. On the other hand, it’s musically somewhat corny all the way from the hushed and gentle acoustic intro to the electric guitar chugga-chugga verses. And really, when the strings hit by the end you’re in cheesy stadium ballad village.
Actually this quite sounds like a Send Away the Tigers track released long before that album.
It’s the Gold Against the Soul track I give the coldest shoulder these days. It doesn’t really know whether it wants to be a heartstring tugging ballad or a heavy rock stadium hairbanger and the mix is pretty awkward most of the time. Bits and pieces sound nice but overall there’s just too much going on in the whole song and good god the cheese. I don’t know what to make of the lyrics either, it’s certainly one of the more successful moments of the band trying to touch up with femininity but the “I don’t wanna be a man” sentiments come off as way more awkward than in the wonderfully effective Born a Girl. Half of the song’s also some sort of study on losing the innocence of childhood.
The sleeve quote for the EP is just the dictionary definition of a child. Go look it up on your nearest dictionary.
The video is about as uninteresting as they come, but I’ve never been too keen on using live footage as the official music video. At least the fans seem to love the performance in it.