One of the internal conflicts of writing a music blog like this is the devotion to all things fresh and musically young blooded versus the desire to feature stuff that really doesn’t need support from tiny websites anymore. Take for example the latest Chvrches video. When I first wrote about the Scottish trio they had just a few hundred plays on their Soundcloud and had yet to change the ‘u’ to a ‘v’. Blog support was important to them then, in fact they made a point in a number of interviews of saying that if it wasn’t for blogs they probably wouldn’t have got the opportunities that they now have.
Yet now, with a new video for THE BANGER in the live set (and best song on the album) clocking up thousands of plays in the first 24 hours, it feels relatively pointless posting it here unless there’s some other culturally significant comment / deeply thought out argument / new context / hilarious comedy joke to be made about it.
But in this case I don’t have one.
Except to say that basically the first 2 and a half minutes of this song are really just one big long build to the eargasm moment aren’t they? And I'm pretty sure someone, somewhere has already said that far more eloquently than I have.
So just enjoy the ride. What a song.
Chvrches - Clearest Blue (Video)