i will follow you into the dark ///

I found out a while back that Jamie Thraves directed some of my all-time favourite music videos, including Radiohead’s Just and Coldplay’s The Scientist. And now, to add a third to the list, here’s his video for one of the most beautiful, heartbreaking songs I’ve ever heard, I Will Follow You Into The Dark by Death Cab For Cutie — a brilliant illustration of someone coming to terms with loss. Can’t wait to see more from Mr. Thraves.

If heaven and hell decide that they both are satisfied
Illuminate the “no”s on their vacancy signs
If there’s no one beside you when your soul embarks
Then I’ll follow you into the dark

track : I Will Follow You Into The Dark
artist : Death Cab For Cutie
album : Plans

dog days are over ///

Dog Days Are Over by Florence + The Machine is an amazing song delivered by a beautiful hurricane of a voice coming to tear the roof off your house (and probably leaving a perfectly-worded note pinned to your front door in its wake).

She hid around corners and she hid under beds
She killed it with kisses and from it she fled

track : Dog Days Are Over
artist : Florence + The Machine
album : Lungs

go! ///

Not only is Common one cool customer who knows how to dress, he also makes great music with lyrics like these:

Freaky like the daughter of a pastor
Said I was bait for her to master
Little red corvette now she was faster

track : GO!
artist : Common
album : Be

world container ///

I’ve been a fan of  The Tragically Hip for years and years now. I’ve seen them in small clubs and huge arenas, and singing New Orleans Is Sinking at the top of my lungs with thousands of others doing the same is as close to a religious experience as I’ve ever had :-) Gord Downie is an absolute mad genius and I would love to one day buy him a cup of coffee, especially for writing beautiful words like these:

go to your touchless times
out where the water’s drying
go past the ‘No Attractions Past This Point’ sign
what you’ll find there are all flaws in progress
where all songs are one song and that song is, Don’t Forget

track : World Container
artist : The Tragically Hip
album : World Container

paper bag ///

It’s easy to love a song that knows how to use a French Horn and a good metaphor.

Because I know I’m a mess he don’t wanna clean up
I’ve got to fold because these hands are too shaky to hold

track : Paper Bag
artist : Fiona Apple
album : When The Pawn …

american boy ///


Dressed smart like a London bloke
before he speak his suit bespoke

track : American Boy
artist : Estelle feat Kanye West
album : Shine