Monday, November 6, 2017

Musical Monday - Lord of the Rings by the Doubleclicks

At a recent concert, Angela commented that a critic reviewing the Doubleclicks music once said that that their songs were just relationship songs with nerdy references, and that this had caused her to avoid writing songs about relationships for a long time. On their most recent album Love Problems, she reversed course on that decision and loaded it up with tracks of relationship songs with nerdy references. I'm glad she did: I first fell in love with the music of the Doubleclicks primarily because it was a pile of love songs filtered through a nerdy lens.

Lord of the Rings is a relationship song, but it isn't a love song. Well, in a way it is, but it is about loving the things that make you joyful and not allowing that love to be ruined by their association with someone from your past. For a variety of reasons, a lot of the Doubleclicks' songs about failed relationships and bad breakups resonate with me, and this one is no exception. There are songs I will never sing again, but there are a lot of other things that I simply refuse to give up, despite their associations with my past.

Previous Musical Monday: Stranger Things Opening Theme
Subsequent Musical Monday: Big Bang by the Doubleclicks featuring Jonathan Coulton

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