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La Roux – Tigerlily

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

La Roux. An artist I just couldn’t get into when first hearing her. What’s with the whiney vocals, the plain face, the crappy claim-to-fame story of your mum being in The Bill? It all sounded like a lame attempt from the industry to make something cool, in her quiff.

But then I gradually got into the groove of Bulletproof and started understanding that her whiny vocals sort of work with cheesy synths and a big drum kit and fat bass. In For The Kill is ok, I still haven’t quite got that track yet…

And THEN, a Canadian friend living in Prague told me about the track Tigerlily. I’m not sure how she heard it before a music lover in England but she did, and thankYOU Michelle.

What an amazing start – straight into this massive drum sound and cool minor-arpeggiated synth sounds. And it’s in one of my fave keys – F# minor. But my fave fave FAVE is the chorus: First being heard at 00:40 secs it changes from constant tonic and dominant chords in the verse to the relative major, A, and starts a great series of diminished, dominant and minor chords. Every time the chorus hits a new chord it always sounds so grand, so angry; especially when she says “I can see you burning” – on “burning” a big F# minor is heard.

It’s a bloody great song which djs need to start playing.

Tigerlily by massime

  1. Anonymous
    February 9, 2010 at 2:24 PM

    if you truly wrote this on the 22nd of december, i guess i'll have to dissapoint you…..i think not only your canadian friend heard this song before you but millions more. did you just call yourself a music lover?!

  2. Massimo Z
    February 9, 2010 at 2:43 PM

    Wow, what a comment. Firstly I did write this on 22nd December.Secondly this blog isn't about hearing and commenting about things as soon as they come out. I write about composers who have been dead for over 100 years.Thirdly, do music lovers have to listen to things as soon as they come out? What an ignorant presumption! I love music, and the majority of music lovers don't need to hear a track before millions of others to be satisfied.

  3. Anonymous
    February 19, 2010 at 11:13 AM

    LOLOLOLi think the first commenters point was how redundant a statement your bit about 'Who would have thought a canadian would hear this before me?' was. Seeing as the album was released in june and had already gone platinum by the time you wrote this, so your canadian friend had plenty of time to hear this. The last sentence i think is just a pointless dig which, although it elicited a hilarious bitchy response, doesn't really add to their argument.

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