It’s been a busy week and I’ve been quite stressed, but not so stressed that I couldn’t find this gem of a song. Let me introduce you to Capital Cities- Safe and Sound.
Listening to this song, on late night radio, was quite an experience for me. I started off almost not even noticing the song- it had caught my ear by virtue of being something new, but I couldn’t easily put a name on the band, and while it was interesting, I didn’t attach myself to the music, right up until I heard that awesome trumpet. That’s what really sucked me into this song- trumpet is really underutilized in modern rock, and that trumpet blare has always held a special place in my heart (When I was a kid, I played the trumpet, because that’s what Lou Vega did. I was a ‘playa’ in the making… I wonder where I went wrong?)
Naturally, I spent the rest of the car ride caught between grooving to the song and wondering whether or not this was a song made in 1980’s or 2005. Much to my surprise, this song was not only not made in the 80’s, but it was published this year! That’s why I’d never heard it before. This song is going to be special to me- the Capital Cities have a huge appreciation for rock history, and you can really feel that 1980’s influence coming in through their music in a captivating hybrid of 80’s sound and 2000’s style. I’m going to be spending the rest of the week digging deeper into these guys- if this song is this high quality, I wonder how amazing the others are going to be.
To top everything off, this music video is one of the classiest things I’ve ever seen. One of the reasons that LMFAO’s Party Rock Anthem was so popular was that in addition to being a phenomenal song, they made a super cool music video featuring modern dancing. This song pulls dancing styles from generations and generations, and is an incredible watch. I really enjoyed the moment at 1:11! Check it out.
That’s all for now-