It’s about that time…. No not to bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme. I know you’re gonna get yours and you want to see sweat commin’ out my pores but I gotta put my foot down and end this weird Marky Mark train of thought (this happened and it’s staying) because we need to talk about the new (old) song that was just released by something called Sofa whatever.
Listen to the original:
So yesterday it hits the webs and I immediately text UC since this was like a def con level 5 Rob moment and I couldn’t hit play cause there were over the shoulder hangers on at work and I didn’t want to risk having to explain the clapping/screaming/moaning that could potentially be coming from my computer if I hit play. So like a good internet wifey she started sending me her thoughts… she wasn’t a big fan of it… and of course I have to be devil’s advocate and think it can’t be that bad right? I mean it’s YOU! You could record bunnies frolicking and we’d like it. But UC brought us that THAT is the exact reason it might not be the best thing since sliced bread. We are blinded by YOU and unable to think about things rationally when a hot man is holding a guitar and singing. GUILTY! So at UC’s insistence we edited out the intro with his name, uploaded the song, renamed it something random and I sent it out to a small handful of trusted, good music loving, friends to see what the REAL verdict was.
I emailed them the link and only said “give me your honest opinions.”
So clearly, before we start we all realize this is a rough demo type recording, not professional, etc…
Here are some of the responses I got back from my initial email…
First response was from LTT friend/contributor and brother to Moon: The Hatchet
It’s raw and unbridled. It’s clear the heartbreak in the singer’s voice. There’s talent there for rough song. Not necessarily my cup if tea, but I appreciate it.
Who is it?
From ItsintheShoes –
It’s not that great. His voice breaks A LOT. and overall there’s really weak song structure. but you know, it’s not making me stab my eyes out with pencils or anything. Who is it?
aww he’s trying to be Ray LaMontagne! and I will most certainly NOT ignore those photos, Moon. also, I didn’t realize he put this stuff out into the world. ballsy.
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