This Tame Impala song and video is my latest favorite. It’s completely brilliant. The lyrics and the video tell the story of a man dying of a heart attack and the visions he has in his dying moments. Dark subject, but completely amazing. The song itself is mesmerizing – I can listen to it over and over.
Much to my surprise, I found a remix of it that I like almost as well. I usually don’t care for remixes or covers, but…wow. These two singers nailed it – Meg Mac. Their emphasis on the bridge lyrics, a kind of rap, is hypnotic. In Kevin Parker’s original version, you can hear the rhythm of the words but not quite make out the words. And they’re worth hearing.
I will not vanish and you will not scare me
Try to get through it, try to bounce to it
All the while thinking I might as well do it
They be loving someone and I’m not that stupid
Take the next ticket to take the next train
Why would I do it? And you wanna think that