Ignored Obscured Restored
This week marks the 11th anniversary of the Song of the Week. Thank you all for reading and commenting.
Each December my kids and their cousins assemble a playlist of their favorite music of the year. I really liked one selection on the 2018 list, “Future Me Hates Me” from The Beths album of the same name, and was surprised I missed it during the year.
The Auckland, New Zealand indie rock band is fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Elizabeth Stokes. Her songs are full of smart lyrics, catchy hooks and memorable choruses.
The song is about getting into a relationship that the singer knows is doomed but goes ahead with it anyway.
It’s getting dangerous
I could get hurt I know
I’ve counted up the cons
They far outweigh the pros
Wide-eyed nights late-lying awake
With future cold shakes
From stupid mistakes
Future me hates me for
Hates me for
Future Me Hates Me is an excellent debut album (though The Beths had released an EP in 2016) and deserves the recognition it received last year – not only from the “cuzzies” but also from the music press. Check it out.
Enjoy… until next week.
I like this. New bands must hate it when they pour their hearts into their music only to have instant internet experts dismiss them with “They sound like ____.” These kids don’t sound like anybody obvious, just good melodies with good beats. Rocknroll, baby.