Tuesday, January 31, 2012

TV On The Radio - Will Do

            Today’s recommendation comes from Brooklyn, NY by the band TV On The Radio, this is my second recommendation by these guys. They recently lost their bassist when Gerard Smith lost his battle with lung cancer, since then they haven’t hired a full time bassist and has been using session players for their tours.
            TV On The Radio, is an acclaimed band, they have earned heaps of praises from all corners of the music world. The thing I love most about these guys is that their songs literally grow on you, you might not like the song instantly but they will grab your attention with some genius play of the instruments or a melody that catches you off guard or some lyric that demands your attention, after that you are helpless, you have nowhere to go but to fall in love with the song.
            The song I’m recommending Will Do comes from their fifth and latest album Nine Types Of Light, they took a much lighter tone as compared to their last album Dear Science in which they were all doom and gloom. This album also delves into less apocalyptic issues such as lost love and regret. The beauty of this song is the simplicity of lyrics which deliver the message in the most intelligent of ways possible. The song flows so fluidly in a kind of monotone with funky, base heavy keyboards and a subtle but ever so present base line, until the finale kicks in where the vocals and the instruments all pick up the pace for a rocking crescendo. I’ll throw in a couple of live performances with the song here, don’t forget to checkout the Facebook page for the making of the video and a remix version of the song, here’s the song

If you like this song you can get it from the link below
Will Do - Nine Types of Light
If you’d like to know more about them, here’s the link to their Wikipedia page
Here they are live @ The Late Show with David Letterman

Here they are live @ SXSW

Still wanna know more about them, here’s the link to their official website
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