Well, the Songs of the Week so far have been all rock, alternative, alternative-rock, punk, etc. But I thought I had to branch out. But before I begin, I will be honest: I heard this next song, which isn't rock at all, on the alternative station. Just being honest.
Honestly, this is a pretty girly song. It's not just because one of the singers is a girl*, but because it's slow and methodical. It has a pretty interesting drum loop, though: it almost sounds like a heartbeat. The song is shared by two singers: Holly Brook and Jonah Matranga. Brook provides the chorus vocals while Matranga gives us the verse. It's a beautiful song; there's really no way to describe it. It's a perfect slow-dance song for those oh-so-dramatic school dances like Prom and Homecoming, but it can also work for night driving. All in all, this is hip hop at its best: poetic, meaningful, and involved. It's not about getting laid or getting paid, it's about how times change, maybe even too quickly. To avoid ruining too much, here's this week's song:
Fort Minor: Where'd You Go (iTunes Music Store Link to Explicit version, Clean version is available)
From the album The Rising Tied, released 2005 on Warner Bros.
*Yes, I'm plenty aware that a male singer can make quite girly songs. I won't name names for fear of losing some of my audience, but you can generate your own examples