Listen of the Week: Wet

Don’t You, by Wet

If there was nothing more to Wet than Zutrau’s cut-wide-open lyricism, Don’t You would be a long, painful poem about romance and its inadequacies, and one that most listeners wouldn’t have the stomach to sit through. Thankfully, there is more to Wet — namely multi-instrumentalists Joe Valle and Marty Sulkow, who work in tandem to make Zutrau’s version of the abyss as seductive as possible. Drawing on the minimalist R&B template set forth by Dev Hynes and perfected by SZA, they blend sparse beats, electronic blips, and palm-muted guitar riffs to form a sonic backdrop that’s as thick as pudding and twice as tempting. Some of the textures they come up with are so full and tactile, it’s tempting to tilt the speaker and see if any liquid pours out.

Listen of the Week: Wet

Friday Lyrics Mash: Rolling Under the Bridge

See how I leave with every piece of you?
I can’t help feeling that I’m all alone,
That there’s nobody out there,
And you played it, to the beat –
‘Cause she knows who I am.
She sees my good deeds, rolling in the deep.

Together we cry under the bridge downtown.

(You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

Rolling in the deep, like I did that day, rolling in the deep.

(You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

But you played it.
We could have had it all.

At least I have her love.
You had my heart inside of your hand.

We could have had it all under the bridge downtown.

(You’re gonna wish you never had met me)
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

I walk through her hills.
I don’t ever want to feel.
Reaching a fever pitch, it’s bringing me out the dark,
Reaching a fever pitch.
The city she loves me.
We could have had it all.
Take me to the place I love.
Forgot about my love.

(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

Think of me in the depths of your despair.
The scars of your love remind me of us.
Go ‘head and sell me out and I’ll lay your shit bare.
Sometimes I feel I could not get enough.
You had my heart inside of your hand.

I drive on her streets
And you played it to the beat.
Sometimes I feel I could not get enough
And you played it to the beat.

It all, it all, it all…
(Tears are gonna fall, rolling in the deep)

The scars of your love, they leave me breathless
Like my only friend.
And I’m gonna make your head burn
Under the bridge downtown.

We could have had it all.
Take me to the place I love.
Take me all the way.
I never worry.
I gave my life away, rolling in the deep.
I don’t ever want to feel
There’s a fire starting in my heart.

We could have had it all under the bridge downtown.
We could have had it all.

Now that is a lie.

Friday Lyrics Mash: Rolling Under the Bridge

Violations

There are more people
     in this courtroom
     then we see
     in church pews.

Breathing bureaucracy
     as theology.

(Theocracy-fueled theodicy)

                         Your judge is tired.

                         You are her work.

Day after day after day after day,
     adjudicating,
     nipping contempt where it buds.

Bench warrants handed out
     like sweet cherry pie.

                         You are the last in line.

                         You approach her holy honor.

No communion offered.
     Only judgement.
     Only evidence.
     Only fines assessed.

Your court date gets
e    x    t    e    n    d    e    d.

                         Police swarm the courtroom.

                         They smell sparks of discontent.

Violations

This Does Not Mean That Things Do Not Matter

Your wrinkled hands hold nothing
     and they are beautiful.

Your heart, an empty vessel,
     beats with perfection.

Your soul, a wind-blown leaf.

Your mind, now a grey tempest,
     was born of stillness.

Your body, a pillar of dust.

Your faith, a smile in a mirror,
     comforts a silent room.

Your love is everything
     and everything your love.

This Does Not Mean That Things Do Not Matter

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the 1st – The Love of the Useless | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Source: Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the 1st – The Love of the Useless | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Writers in a Room Not Writing – Interpreted by Jason Preu – Part the 1st – The Love of the Useless | CHARLOTTE STREET FOUNDATION STUDIO RESIDENCY PROGRAM

Listen of the Week: Eleanor Friedberger

New View, by Eleanor Friedberger

Nothing here is as experimental as her work with her brother in The Fiery Furnaces, or even as “Inn of the Seventh Ray,” the repetitive, eerie, echoing second track on her solo debut, 2011’s “Last Summer.” Nor is anything as cleanly bouncy as “Last Summer’s” “When I Knew.” On “New View,” Friedberger’s taste for the sonically unusual bubbles up in subtler ways.

http://www.heyreverb.com/blog/2016/01/15/eleanor-friedbergers-new-view-plays-like-a-trip-to-a-slightly-weird-cabin/112367/

Listen of the Week: Eleanor Friedberger

Friday Lyrics Mash: Cheerleaders Without Flesh, Blood

I’m like no, not really ’cause
     (Uncontrollable)
Baby, believe me
Going out as I closed our window
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a
                                                             cheerleader
And now I don’t care anymore
She grants my wishes
If you had every chance
But I’m empty when you’re gone
Just let me go
     Baby, believe me
Baby, believe me
     But only conditionally

Just let me go
Do I make you feel like cheating?
Baby, did I mention
If you don’t need me
(And now I don’t care anymore)
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a
                                                             cheerleader
     (Uncontrollable)
She is always right there when I need her
She walks like a model
     (Uncontrollable)
And they say
     Mama loves you too
Live as yourself
     (Uncontrollable)

Do I make you feel like cheating?
Cause you want money
If you don’t need me
But I’m empty when you’re gone
I don’t see the light I saw in you before
All these other girls are tempting
If you don’t need me
     ‘Cause she stays strong
Is just for me to pop the question

                    Yeah, yeah

I saw a light in you
I don’t know how many times
You’d destroy everything you love
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a
                                                             cheerleader
Got a doll that looks just like you
Yeah, yeah
She is always
    right there
        when I need her

She is always

     right there

            when I need her

When I need                        motivation
Remember when we used to say
You want fame
You’re the only girl            for me
She is always in my corner
You destroyed everything that you love
After all, I just don’t like you
Do you think                    I’m pretty?

‘CAUSE I’M THE WIZARD OF LOVE

Now all that’s left to do
All these other girls are tempting
And now I don’t, and now I don’t
Baby, believe me
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a
                                                             cheerleader
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a
                                                             cheerleader
If you don’t need me
She thinks I made the right selection
     (Uncontrollable)
And now I don’t, and now I don’t
     (And now I don’t care anymore)

If you had every chance
Oh, I think that I’ve found myself a
                                                             cheerleader
She is always right          there          when I need her
Like a genie in a bottle
It got lost when you gave it up though
You never liked me anyway
You’d destroy everything you love
No, I don’t need a next one
I’m like no, not really ’cause
You destroyed everything that you love
     Your voice, it had the perfect flow
She is always right there when I need her
     And now I don’t care anymore

My one solution is my queen
Right there when I want her
You claw, you fight, you lose
And I got the magic wand
I don’t see the light I saw in you before
Do you need me?
I don’t know how many times
Just let me go
     Do you think I’m pretty?
It’s nice that you say                              you like me
“I love you”
     almost every day

And they say
     Do you need me?
You hate, you bite, you lose
     She gives me love and affection
Just let me go
     She is always right there

     when I need her

     a
       cheerleader

Friday Lyrics Mash: Cheerleaders Without Flesh, Blood