I’ve been a bit lackadaisical last week. Both Listening to and working on music has taken a sidestep.
I used my listening time for podcasts and audiobooks instead. And in this depravation of melody my mind always tends to wonder back to tracks from my teenage years. Oh Yeah drifted its way into my brain and lingered there for several hours until I had to play it to myself.
On a more analytical listen its quite a strange song in both its vocal delivery and composition. The track is clearly influenced from its time period with a mix of the garage rock/grunge aesthetic but blended with the string arrangement and production of 90’s Pop.
It feels to me like the track shouldn’t work, and yet it does. It’s this mix of two competing styles that has kept Oh Yeah in my subconscious over the past couple of decades: