30 Day Song Challenge #21: A Song That You Listen To When You’re Happy

[Day 21: A Song That You Listen To When You’re Happy]

Architecture In Helsinki – Escapee

While most of my other songs for this challenge have been at least a couple of years old, this track is only a very recent discovery. Indeed the album it’s from, ‘Moment Bends’, was only released a couple of days ago. But the whole record, and this song in particular, has immediately grabbed me.

I had always been a bit dismissive of Architecture In Helsinki before hearing this record, thinking that they were just generic over-rated straightup indiepop. And sure there’s still not much complexity to their songwriting, but when you can make songs this fun who cares? This track, Escapee, is like a caricature of the band’s music. It’s everything that can be so great about them, multiplied. In this regard it’s almost sickly sweet, but it’s also rash and in your face. I imagine I wouldn’t be able to listen to this song at all if I was feeling a bit down, but when I’m happy this is kind of awesome.

If this doesn’t make you feel like smiling and dancing, then I’m not quite sure what will.

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