Artist: Saint Motel
Oh my love
I know I am a cold cold man
Quite slow to pay you compliments
Or public displayed affections
You’re the only one worth seeing
The only place worth being
The only bed worth sleeping’s
The one right next to you.
Off-topic, but when you’re a villian with a wicked ruse in mind, why’s there always a dramatic pause before you poorly attempt to achieve it? If it were me, I’d have done and dusted my work before anyone had the chance to even realise what happened. Am I a psychopath? Maybe. Have I murdered anybody or have attempted to? Do cockroaches count?
Saint Motel is an American indie pop band from Los Angeles, whose music has been described as everything from “dream pop” to “indie prog.” The band consists of A/J Jackson, Aaron Sharp, Dak Lerdamornpong, and Greg Erwin. Formed in 2009, they have released 2 studio albums since, including a few OSTs for the movie ‘Paper towns’. While ‘My Type’ happens to be their most famous song till date, ‘Cold Cold Man’ is a slightly less popular single from the My Type EP.
Snazzy piano, sexy vocals, and some savvy music make this Casino Royale themed song a piece of art. What’s funny – at least to me -is the fact that this band could easily be mistaken for Mumford & Sons, what with the all the hipster-esque band members; don’t deny the fact that the lead member looks like a taller version of Jason Schwartzman. Also won’t deny that he looked extremely sexy and Bond-like, fighting off those villains. But here’s a piece of my mind about why this song is a genius: most love songs talk about the transcendental kind, the irrevocable and selfless kind – It’s just too surreal to be true. This song, however, is rather relatable and honest. Some people just don’t find the necessity to be all corny when it comes to expressing love for their beloved, which is completely acceptable. But sometimes, humility is mistaken for indifference, and then comes the part where you spend a good amount of your time reassuring them you really do love them; that is when this song comes to your rescue. Here’s more insight into the matter:
In an interview with Jackson, he explained: “‘Cold Cold Man’ is to me another way of saying ‘I Love You’ with more of just ‘I don’t always need to tell you I love you for you to get that.’ Which I’ve experienced, and I’m sure a lot of people have experienced.
Sometimes it just rubs me the wrong way: People are too saccharin about everything, and with, ‘I love you’ after every phone call, it just seems like if you always express it too much, throw it out there cheaply, it loses a little bit of the value when you use it.”
Moreover, the video has witnessed a lot of careful planning and consideration. The graphics, and the overall idea of it, is brilliant. The music itself is so groovy and catchy, I don’t see why this isn’t their one-hit wonder. This might be hard to believe, but the video has less than 5 Million views, so let’s crank those numbers up, ey?