Daily Song Study

Smoking Popes – Wish We Were

In songs on October 17, 2011 at 9:13 am

I often have an aversion to earnest love songs, but sometimes I get a soft spot if it’s done well enough. There’s some teen lobe of my brain that still responds to the desperation of the lonely young man these songs tend to depict, and apparently the Caterer brothers, who form the core of Smoking Popes, have a direct line to that world as well.

Here you can note something which I’m a big fan of, namely a two-part chorus. It’s a difficult thing to pull off, and not all songs need such treatment. But it works well in this style, and shows a level of craftsmanship that is not always present in this genre.


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