You just can’t keep a good earworm down, it always keeps coming back to the surface.
A couple of months back I heard Anna Calvi’s ‘As a Man’ on my morning commute to work. It was immediately appealing for several reasons; Anna’s vocals hold tones I have a penchant for (think Garbage, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Warpaint etc) but the song itself hooked into some familiar musical memories.
First off I had strains of Shirley Bassey ‘The word is about there’s something evolving…’ straight from Propellerheads’ “History Repeating”
Then as the song progressed I heard a melodic hook that I struggled to place. For the rest of my journey to work I was humming it round and round.
Parking up I took a stab at identifying the track, it felt like a Coldplay number but I didn’t know the title. Flicking through their hits I finally found a match – ‘Talk’ from their third album X & Y
Clearly Anna has her own bit of history repeating and a top class song to boot as a result.
You know there will be more mutating earworms as and when I find them (or at least as and when I find time to put fingers to keys).
Maybe not tomorrow, but some day soon 😉