#MusicMonday – Somebody

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A’ight, internet. I know that technically this was published on Sunday Night, but I don’t think anyone really cares, right? This week’s selection is a song by PT Walkley, called “Somebody.” It’s a bit more along the lines of the kinds of music I typically post, unlike last week’s post. Its very chill, mellow, and happy, for those of you who smile too much. Anyways, since I couldn’t find a suitable video for the song on Youtube, here’s a neat little mp3 I found on someone else’s site. Usually I don’t like stealing bandwidth, but when it comes to music, I like to be safe, rather than sorry. There’s always strange stipulations about hosting music on your site, no one likes legal complications. Anyways, here’s the song. Eat up, and be sure to tell me what you think.

[audio:http://hypeful.com/mp3s/18%20Somebody.mp3]

The good, the bad, and the video.

I love the song for two reasons: its fantastic use of a string quartet to back up the vocalist’s guitar (check the video out if you don’t get what I mean) and its fantastic, yet subtle, buildup of sound throughout the song. The song reminds me of Panic at the Disco’s later album, with its use of typical band instruments in conjunction with a symphonic melody-line, which, in retrospect, is almost exactly what I just said, yet worded differently.

Regardless, after digging on youtube for a music video of the song, I found this, which seems to be a well-recorded live version of most of the song, and it really shows just how many people it took to make it. I found it rather remarkable that it could all be pulled off, particularly when none of the musicians can see each other, but hey, it works. Anyways, watch it. It’ll make you smarter.

httpvh://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o2piOqRBwxY

  • "Kate Fu"

    Well when I wrote that list, I should have seen this coming…:D
    I read that PT Walkley has done some composing for a few movies (Don't bother looking them up. I don't think titles such as “Ed Burns’ Looking For Kitty” sounds like anything to brag about…) Regardless, I think that probably explains the neat arrangements. I always love the combination of a band and an orchestra because I think it's one of the many things that make you realize how innovative and influential The Beatles were (Because I think one can easily say that The Beatles were one of the first to combine the two…thank you George Martin.) (And on a Beatle-related note, Sean Lennon played piano and guitar for a few songs on this album)
    But enough random fan-site fact-checking! This song is just really…nice. I don't think there are many other ways to describe something that you just kind of sit there and smile to. :)

  • "Kate Fu"

    Well when I wrote that list, I should have seen this coming…:D
    I read that PT Walkley has done some composing for a few movies (Don't bother looking them up. I don't think titles such as “Ed Burns’ Looking For Kitty” sounds like anything to brag about…) Regardless, I think that probably explains the neat arrangements. I always love the combination of a band and an orchestra because I think it's one of the many things that make you realize how innovative and influential The Beatles were (Because I think one can easily say that The Beatles were one of the first to combine the two…thank you George Martin.) (And on a Beatle-related note, Sean Lennon played piano and guitar for a few songs on this album)
    But enough random fan-site fact-checking! This song is just really…nice. I don't think there are many other ways to describe something that you just kind of sit there and smile to. :)