Mew-Water Slides

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Busy, crazy week…. well, okay, the entire month of May, but this song grabs my attention. Every time I hear it, I run to catch the who and what of it. Now I know, and you should too. And the quote above should add, but listening to music helps me to begin to understand…..

Mew, “Water Slides”, is the song I just simply can’t ignore anymore.

There is something so “seep under your skin” perfect about the lovely harmonies and the curious lyrics. A soothing song, yet also unsettling. A perfect combination of sound and emotion that hooks me in for a serious joyous nod of perfection. I have been so focused on Shaky Knees Festival that I am a little late to this party. Okay, this song is my today happy, in the midst of busy messes, that settles me and makes me curious enough to listen, really stop and listen. Yep, and I will listen again and again.

Listen for yourself….

“Always not to exaggerated fights
Or to defy
Go away like you always do your entire life
You’re saying bye

Fool in the night
Wake in the night
Oh let me go, old dinosaur
From the right to the wrong settle

For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)

For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)

Haunted all this time
Don’t know how to fly
We know you’re there
Flashlight as your guide
Sticky from your dye
Unfurling hair

Fool in the night
Stay in the night
Oh let me go, old dinosaur
From the right to the wrong settle, settle
Cover me with your long feathers
When I die
Circle me in your long feathers, feathers, feathers, feathers

For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)
For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you

Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)

So alive though our wolves might talk about it every day
Don’t want to say no more now
‘Cause we ain’t gonna lie to you
(We’re writing cursive to)
Our signs, our water slides

For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)
For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)
For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you

Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)
For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
Say stop, made up, lying on the bathroom floor
(ah ah ah ah ah ah ah)

Don’t don’t
For such a long time I didn’t know if I’d find you
(say stop, made up)
Lying on the bathroom floor”

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From Copenhagen, Denmark, Mew is Jonas Bjerre, Bo Madsen, Silas Graae, and Johan Wohlert. Their new album is out now and worth a joyous listen. I know I will listen in between my happy Shaky Knees bands.
“The track’s low-key start eventually gives way to something much bigger, though, culminating in an all-consuming tidal wave of an outro.” wrote for Consequence of Sound.
Hey! Please don’t let their music slip by you, either.
 

 


3 thoughts on “Mew-Water Slides

  1. This is such a great album. I hadn’t heard of the band until recently, so I consider this a really good find for me. If you’re interested I wrote about this album on my music blog.

    1. Just looked up your blog. Will def dig deeper when time permits! Hope you’ll come back often to mine and listen to some cool new stuff with me! With so many submissions it is hard to hear the whole album, so I will really enjoy your reviews.

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