But careful analysis reveals what we should have known all along: IInever mind the way each instrument carves out its own hook. Never mind the fact that any other band would kill for just one of the four separate melodic sections intro, verse, chorus pt. This review attempts to address a few such interpretations.
Unfortunately, this is where the trend curves.
Get back on that diving board, Mr. Warped memories and perceptions abound: The choruses are handled by actress Carey Mulligan, singing of her humdrum existence as a bored office worker who takes extended lunch breaks to write fanfic about an imaginary boyfriend.
All of this mirrors the experience of a music listener, who is listening to the song with the intention of escaping their own reality for two minutes, 49 seconds.
October 9th, 37 replies Release Date: Worst of all though, and by some margin, is a moment that might just go down as the strangest artistic decision of Until you start to pick up on the themes and concepts, things can feel a little disjointed or even sluggish; they could have done a better job at spacing out the slower tracks to avoid "sagging.
Every second of every song they have written is subject to multiple interpretations. The truth is, though, that Write About Love is weak in any context; uncreative by their high standards and mediocre by most others.
And here you thought Inception was multi-layered. Jumping backwards was a known crowd-pleaser. The addition of the band name to the title initially feels superfluous, almost like a band pulling the time-honored trick of releasing a self-titled album several records into their career in a painfully transparent attempt at reinvention.
An outrageously odd, out-of-place, medieval pan flute solo. Oh yeah, fun fact: But how does that tie into God? The Life Pursuit was a record that brought ambition by the bucket load but one of the key downfalls of Write About Love is that it feels too lazy to have even gone to the well.
Lead vocalist Stuart Murdoch handles the verses, imploring the as-yet-unknown protagonist to escape their situation by writing about love. At the end of the day, the title Write About Love turned out to be just as bland as the music it pertained to. Carey Mulligan is a woman, who -- is an actress by trade, who -- plays the role of singer in a rock band, who -- sings as a sickly invalid, who -- writes about love to emulate a bored office worker, who -- "escapes" her own job to the roof where she writes about a man, who -- may very well be either Jesus, Stuart Murdoch, or a separate character entirely who knows, maybe other songs on the album are sung from his perspective?
But it did happen and it was absolutely baffling. Here, though, I feel like if I concentrate hard enough memories of King John and the black plague would begin rushing back. Write About Love is a determinedly placid record.
Belle and Sebastian pull a cannonball after a series of swan dives. Well yes, it is. Have fun with that.Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Write About Love - Belle and Sebastian on AllMusic - - Like their fellow indie class of 8/ Write About Love is a grower-- the sort of record you need to play repeatedly, listening to how it fits together, before it can really ingratiate itself.
Belle and Sebastian. Belle and Sebastian - Write About Love review: Belle and Sebastian pull a cannonball after a series of swan dives.
Oct 12, · Metacritic Music Reviews, Belle and Sebastian Write About Love by Belle and Sebastian, The Glaswegian indie pop band returns after a four-year hiatus with an eighth studio album, featuring its trademark down-tempo ballads and jangly g 75%(30).
Belle and Sebastian Write About Love collects most of the winning stylistic evolutions that the band has undergone during the past decade and produces something fresh: a modern rock album without.
Belle and Sebastian Write about Love (also known informally as Write about Love) is the eighth studio album by indie-pop group Belle and Sebastian released on 11 October The album is the second collaboration between Belle and Sebastian and Tony Hoffer, who produced their previous album, The Life Pursuit.Download