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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#376 Post by Tomas » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:08 am

Old Soak wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 10:53 am
I'm certain that "The child" is meant metaphorically but can't yet guess relating to what.
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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#377 Post by canveyboy » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:16 am

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Old Soak wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 10:53 am
That's quite beautiful on very first listen. Totally different to the other three tracks, I'm certain that "The child" is meant metaphorically but can't yet guess relating to what. All very mysterious.
My initial thought is this could be about madeleine mccann?
I was thinking maybe that child that was washed up on the beach, that died when trying to leave Syria with his family in a boat. That was heartbreaking.
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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#378 Post by leesmapman » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:18 am

canveyboy wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:16 am
I was thinking maybe that child that was washed up on the beach, that died when trying to leave Syria with his family in a boat. That was heartbreaking.
I thought that too. The sea footage in the lyrics video seem to refer to that too.

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#379 Post by PETHEAD72 » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:27 am

The lyrics state 'she' where as it was sadly a little boy who was found on the beach
You got a heart of glass or a heart of stone?

Oi!...got far to go have you?!... :lol:

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#380 Post by leesmapman » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:31 am

PETHEAD72 wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:27 am
The lyrics state 'she' where as it was sadly a little boy who was found on the beach
True, but the events could have inspired them to write this (beautiful) track

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#381 Post by Spittingcat » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:32 am

I think this is the most political of the songs on the EP, or rather the one that deals with the most devisive issues. It is far more subtle/oblique though, which I think is what a lot more people expect/appreciate in a PSB song. The unsubtle songs I think are right for current times… don't let them rub you up the wrong way though. Perhaps instead contemplate about how unsubtle/simplified/direct political discourse is at the moment in general.

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#382 Post by chrissyboy » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:02 pm

Give Stupidity a Chance - can take it or leave it. However, I think the other three tracks are pretty strong. Certainly better than three or four tracks on Super and I prefer the production on these - feels warmer, more going on. Other have commented about how short the four songs are. I agree, they could all do with stretching out a bit but perhaps they are hoping for a fair bit of radio play. One criticism I would apply to all four somgs, and to the last few years overall, is that Neil seems to have a bit of a chorus problem. He often nails the verse but the chorus is rather simple or repetitive. The Forgotten Child - my interpretation is that this is a metaphor for child asylum seekers. Final thought, this EP was a lovely surprise, I’d be happy if they did more of this in future if it means no more extended gaps from album to album.

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#383 Post by daveid » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:09 pm

leesmapman wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:18 am
canveyboy wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 11:16 am
I was thinking maybe that child that was washed up on the beach, that died when trying to leave Syria with his family in a boat. That was heartbreaking.
I thought that too. The sea footage in the lyrics video seem to refer to that too.
That was my initial thought when I first heard the track. Alan Kurdi.

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#384 Post by G_Goalden » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:23 pm

My thoughts are that it feels 50% Trump Family Separation Policy/Migrant border crossings and 50% Nic Roeg's Don't Look Now.

I guess we'll have to wait until Super Further Listening or Neil's next lyric book for the inspiration.
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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#385 Post by leesmapman » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:31 pm

G_Goalden wrote:
Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:23 pm
My thoughts are that it feels 50% Trump Family Separation Policy/Migrant border crossings and 50% Nic Roeg's Don't Look Now.

I guess we'll have to wait until Super Further Listening or Neil's next lyric book for the inspiration.
Oh, track descriptions will be in the next Annually book. I'm sure of it.

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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#386 Post by Remark » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 12:46 pm

TFC could be one of their most compelling and haunting tracks and lyrics in ages. I’ve read the lyrics several times and each time yields different forlorn, introspective feelings...wow. I’d love a 6+ minute version.


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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#387 Post by le petit corbusier » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 1:59 pm

The Latin percussion on TFC made me think of Run girl run, song about another innocent child smashed by injustice. This is in a way Billy Trix return ep.
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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#388 Post by Pod » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 2:22 pm

Really warmed to this E.P as time has gone on. Still not overly keen on GSAC, but it’s growing. Love OSM - constantly in my head, but have to watch the video with it, which is fabulous. WAWGTDATR is a stomper and a real earworm - really like this track. The forgotten child is simply beautiful. Really grateful for this and it’s an interesting social commentary (their take on it) on the state of the world today.
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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#389 Post by BimboDuncan » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 2:42 pm

There's a lot to be pleased about with this new EP - but what on earth has happened to Neil's lyric writing. There are terrible, embarrassingly bad lyrics in all of the songs. Cat....hat, waiting...anticipating level. And some of the lyrics just don't scan. I'm hoping that these songs were tossed off quickly as a side project with little or no thought given. Way below Neil's usual standard.
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Re: New EP on April: Agenda

#390 Post by Luke Colorado » Fri 08 Feb 2019, 3:21 pm

TFC is so good it almost makes up for the rest. Almost.
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