A track worth trying when you’re crying.
It doesn’t seem right that the same song you listen to in order to fix yourself emotionally, should then be played in Woolworths while you’re trying to choose cans of tuna. And whilst the Adeles of the world have their place, with such saturation, all that these ‘blockbuster-breakup songs’ end up meaning is more money.
When you’re seeking comfort in a song, you’re looking for understanding without explanation. And when you find it, you don’t want to have to share it with everybody else in the supermarket. So, when I need music to work it’s magic, I find it’s best to look somewhere new.
This time though, while I was searching for the perfect cheer-up-tune, I found a track I actually wanted to share.
Forget her is the third track of the most recent EP (No Control EP, 2011) by The Box Rockets, and as far as a breakup song goes, it’s pretty bang on. You won’t wallow in a pit of despair, but it makes you feel like there’s someone there to listen during the early hours of the morning when your tea’s gone cold. It’s the gentle bro-mance punch-hug that you need to help you build a bridge.
Check it out here
The melody is almost conversational, and the lyrics are down to earth and comforting. But for me, it’s all about that darker, more emotive guitar hook winding its way throughout the track that makes it medicinal.
If it hasn’t worked yet, try pressing repeat.