Although I spent a good portion of my yesterday finalizing today's "Cheers To The Friend Zone" mix, that didn't stop me from tossing together a new play list today, one of significantly happier songs that were more tailored to my mood. While making this mix (Tentatively titled "It's Actually Not Tough To Have A Crush", as throwback to the closing notes Miss Holmes' mix.), I tossed on a track I hadn't listened to in some time: "Love You Much Bettter" by The Hush Sound. And it was then that I realized... Damn, I missed the boat.
"Love You Much Better", in theory, should be good for my new playlist of happy, smitten songs but in actuality, the song, like much of Goodbye Blues, is a lyrical heartbreak, a song that's just specific enough to be biting and sad but vague enough to be realatable to just about everyone. Like I said earlier, the friend zone. We've all been there. Which is why it's such a bummer that I didn't realize how tailor made this song was for that Cheers To The Friend Zone mix until after the fact!
With lyrics like "Why do you sing to everybody but me?" and "You fell for a girl.... (But) I could love you much better", listening to "Love You Much Better" plays out like a very literal take on the situation I've lamented in many a blog and finally, most recently, on today's mix (Seriously, let's hammer the nail in the coffin and move on), covering the emotions that plagued my mind for a record breaking eight months.
Sure, "Love You Much Better" is poppy as heck, so poppy in fact that it wouldn't sound remotely out of place on most modern radio stations, but that's the main part of The Hush Sounds' allure. Speaking of which, Greta Morgan, the lady lamenting her own friend zoned situation in the song above, is now the front woman of a band that RFC really does think you should know, Gold Motel.
Mix making. It's serious business.