Today’s song is from Alt-J, or ∆, which is what actually appears when one presses alt then j on a computer. Anyway it’s Something Good and can be found on their absolutely laughably wonderful debut album ‘An Awesome Wave’. And as this is a night when millions of little one’s will find it hard to sleep as they hope for something good to be placed under the tree for them (you knew I had to fit it in somehow ;).
One of the most amazing parts of the song is at about 50 second in after a slowly quasi-crescendo’ing interplay of a superbly spattering piano with vocals and a softly plucked guitar, that sound almost wind like as one can sense an unseen force building, but then the bottom drops out we find that it was positive all along as the lyrics, “Get high, hit the floor before you go”, are sung in a sublime manner. You’ll know it when you hear it, it’s one of the those little moments that makes you go, “oh wow, these guys are the real deal…”
Oh, and, yeah – the rest of the song is amazing as well.
Merry Christmas Eve to all who celebrate.
Alt-J’s Something Good