Thursday, April 19, 2007

She bought a ticket from a dot com airline

(Picture from BopPop.)

I can't believe I didn't mention this earlier in the week, but Matt Willis's briliant cover of the Primitives's song "Crash" is out this week, and it's very much worth buying--you can get a physical copy of it from here and buy it digitally here. Keeping up an apparent tradition, then, in addition to hoping and asking that people buy the single, I actually have to post a Matt Willis song. I suspect many people who have any interest in the album already have it and I've posted a lot of b-sides in the past. What does that leave? One of those old leaked demos.

Goodbye Lucy--in terms of production and fullness of sound, it's probably important to remember this is a demo. I'll add a lot of caveats--"Up All Night" this is not, but then, most songs aren't as good as "Up All Night" (the world would be a much better place if they were). Still, if you're looking for fun pop-rock, you could do worse than this. It's not the sort of rocky anthem that "Up All Night" or "Rock Ya" was and it's a little more down than "Hey Kid and not as fast and fun as "Get Bored" or "Ex-Girlfriend," but it manages to find a sort of middle ground between the album's ballads and those aforementioned upbeat songs--still mid- to up-tempo, but somewhat sadder. Maybe the best way to put it is it's not the sort of song that'll have you bouncing around the room, jumping on beds and making lots of dramatic gestures. It'd still probably be appropriate for hairbrush singing, though.

You can't buy "Goodbye Lucy" anywhere, but you can buy poor Matt Willis's new single "Crash" here (physical) or here (digital). The physical copy includes the b-side "Power Of Love," which is, yes, another cover, but really, how can you go wrong with anything associated with Back to the Future?

Next up: maybe that Mexican song I've been mentioning for forever.


Anonymous said...

In that pic, he looks like a younger, but still a total queen, Darren Hayes...

Poster Girl said...

D'you think? Hmm...he reminds me of someone, but I'm not sure who. It's just nice to see him sort of scrubbed up, because it seems like half the pictures I see of him are...well, they're like the Click Five pictures a few posts below this one!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I think so... He does look like a young (of present day) Darren. In this picture. :)