Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Passenger - Let Her Go

I'm sure I am centuries late on this discovery, but I just heard it on the radio and few things stop me in my tracks. Not sure what it is about it. Maybe how familiar it sounds even though I have NEVER heard a voice like this? And it's such a perfectly undeniable hit song.
I remember sitting in record label meetings with the suits and they'd play us songs that were going to be 'hits.' Couple things about that suck. 1) nothing can block a writer more than playing them what's going to be a hit when they didn't write it 2) the song they played for you goes on to be a huge hit (Gnarls Barkley's "Crazy")...
This song is absolutely something that would have been played at us in one of those meetings. And I'm far enough away from those meetings to no longer want to throw up. 
So congratulations to this young man. He skinned the cat and I'm sure he has pleased the suits...