If you haven’t heard the news, UK band, Moose Blood, released I Don’t Think I Can Do This Anymore, their third album. If the title alone isn’t a preview for what’s in store, just listen to their singles and come back.
I have been a fan of Moose Blood since their first album, I’ll Keep You In Mind, From Time To Time and I believe Blush to be a pretty good second album. IDTICDTA is really a happy medium between the two. So, per usual, I want to share my three favorites of the album.
Initially listening to the single, “Talk In Your Sleep,” you believe it to be an upbeat song, maybe about love or family. However, your first, “oh shit, they went there” moment is in the first few lines of the song, “Packing up your things again, and I thought we were past this, I don’t need reminding, of something I can’t forget.” Clearly something went wrong between IKYIM, FTTT, Blush, and this album. The first two albums were Eddy Brewerton (singer) speaking of loving his girls (wife, daughter) and missing his father. This song makes you wonder what went wrong and maybe if someone messed up or if the distance from the band was just too much – but definitely up to interpretation.
Sometimes you just have to listen to a sad song, or multiple, or one sad song on repeat for days. That’s how I feel about another single, “It’s Too Much.” It’s got a Brand New feel, which I love. The somber sounds, the pleading voice mixed with lyrics like, “And I feel like I haven’t slept in months, and it takes everything I have to get up, it has for a while now, it kills me to say it, it’s just too much,” make you want to turn all of your lights out, crawl into bed and just exist for a minute.
Okay okay, so there has to be a happy song somewhere right? Well, even if there was, it wouldn’t place in my top songs for this album. “Pull Me From The Floor” is one of those play-every-day-until-you-get-sick-of-it songs and I am not sick of it yet. Sure something that sounds incredible can be incredible, but have you ever taken a moment to listen to the lyrics? To actually, really pay attention. I can’t even imagine what events pulled these emotions but Moose Blood’s lyrics speak mountains of hurt; “I can’t feel the same without you, I’ll pretend I’m fine for now, I know it might not be the best thing, but I’ll cope with it somehow.” This song isn’t available on YouTube but you can listen to it on Spotify or Apple Music/Google Play.
If you’re curious to know where you can catch Moose Blood in the next couple of months, they’re currently on a US tour with bands Lydia and McCafferty.