Welcome to my foray into blogging. The goal of this blog is to introduce the casual music listener to some fantastic pieces. So why 30 seconds you say? First off, you’re busy. You may not be willing to take the time to listen to a full song of something you’ve never heard of. Second, so much of our musical experience is driven by samples. You’re expected to purchase a song based on a short clip; I want to provide you with the best 30 second sample to make a sound decision (and to get you thinking beyond those 30 seconds). Lastly, to do something other than what your current favorite music blog does.
Alright enough chat, it’s time to Rock Me Now.
First post, what better than to choose the namesake song – “Rock Me Now” by Metric. For those of you familiar with Metric, you may not recognize their trip-hop early beginnings. Released in 2001, this spoken-word narrative features a jazzy, uptempo beat juxtaposed with the somewhat somber recollection of a girl who grew up in Vegas. This sample picks up about two-thirds of the way through and highlights Emily Haine’s cooing vocals. The lyrics in this section also sum up the theme of the song quite nicely. Enjoy!