Monday, February 24, 2014

A Song for Sunday- Sex (acoustic cover)

My sister and I were discussing just what it means to be a hipster. She thought that I was one because I hear about music and share it with her before it becomes popular, but the true definition of a hipster is one who follows current trends. Well, that was one definition I read so maybe it's false, but all I know is that I'm not a hipster! I'm me.

That being said, it's one of those new songs, or artists, that I'm sure is going to become popular soon. And truly, most of the times it's not even me who finds these songs, but my best bud Emma.

So who is this artist? What is this song? Well lads and ladies, it's Luke Friend.

It was last year sometime, maybe last couple of months, that Emma first told me about him. He's a seventeen year old cheeky British singer who competed in the UK X Factor in third place. I finally decided to go onto the YouTube and see what all this hype was about.

Oh my goodness, no wonder she fell for him! Not only is he completely young and adorable, not to mention that HAIR, but his voice is incredible. It has this quality about it where when he breaks from chest to head voice, it'd like this raw and rough call. It's effortlessly unique and it draws listeners it hear more.

I have found a new British singer that I thoroughly enjoy.

So the song I chose for today is an acoustic cover to THE 1975's "Sex." (By the way, I love that group as well and will probably mention them in the near future) He only has one EP at the moment, Live Ont' Sofa, but I highly recommend checking it out. This song is so raw and personal, and his voice sounds so mature and deeply moving... AH I simply love it.

And I will credit again that this is a song from THE 1975 group as I go in to delve about the lyrics. The song is kind of sad. I read it as a guy who loves this girl and has sex with her when she has a boyfriend. 

"She's got a boyfriend anyway.."

It's kind of like wanting what you can't have and how the sex isn't as meaningful to her as it is to him because she's seeing someone else. Kind of unfortunate, no? 

"Now were in the bed in my room
And I'm about to fill his shoes
But you say no
You say no
Does he take care of you
Or could I easily fill his shoes?
But you say no
You say no.."

And then when Luke sings it, in his slower and heartfelt version, it just hits home. 

He will do great things, that Luke Friend. 

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