Song of the Day, October 20: Falling Over You by the Triffids

TriffidsFallingToday’s song is a standout from the Triffids’ ambitious final album, The Black Swan. Intended by band leader David McComb to be the group’s answer to The Beatles (aka “The White Album”), it’s a complicated set of songs in a wide variety of styles. The experiments range from the brilliant to the bland, with the whole package managing to work in spite of itself.

Falling Over You is one of the best moments. McComb recites the verses, barely singing them, emphasizing their role as an internal monologue. He ponders past events in a relationship, trying to piece things together in his mind. On the chorus, however, he turns in a beautiful vocal, singing a clean, wistful celebration of those events. The result is smart and effective, with the band lining up behind him as the tight unit they had become over the years.

Enjoy this great song today.

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About Robert Hulshof-Schmidt
Freelance writer, researcher, online comic vendor, and project manager. Fan of a wide range of music -- especially folk and 80s pop -- vintage comics, British TV, and LGBT fiction.

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