Considering how much of our lives we spend eating there's a considerable void of pop songs about the process, compared to say love and relationships. Even worse, there are very few songs about the most important meal of the day; breakfast. Sure Paul Young taught us to 'slip a slice under' with Streetband's Toast, a B-side that became a hit in its own right, and Deep Blue Something became a one hit wonder with their tune Breakfast at Tiffany's, but by and large there haven't been many great songs about the first meal of the day. Thankfully Anteros have changed all that. Well sort of. Because despite the title, this one is still ultimately about a relationship.
This tune, simply titled Breakfast is the ultimate in effortlessly cool indie pop songs. Bright, breezy and mintily refreshing I can imagine it being lined up right now to be the soundtrack to the latest credible summer teen romance film - albeit the part where the girl is sitting on the sofa, late at night, looking bored out of her mind whilst her partner has an outpouring of all of his emotional issues and problems. Then she gets up, walks away, and looks sadly over her shoulder as the lyrics "I'm not the answer and soon you'll see," ring out.
Does anyone think of The Drums when they hear this? I do. More of this please Anteros. Just next time can you actually sing about croissants and coffee?
Anteros - Breakfast