Song of the Day, May 3: Cool Change by Little River Band

LRBCoolToday’s song is a classic back-to-nature single. Glenn Shorrock wrote Cool Change for Little River Band’s sixth and finest album, First Under the Wire. Inspired by the beauty of the ocean and the calming power of getting away from everyday life, he crafted a tribute to sailing. The lyrics are simple but powerful, emphasizing basic pleasures that resonate easily with most listeners.

Shorrock turned in one of his finest vocals for the song, ebullient without being excessive. His reverent delivery is backed by nice harmonies from his bandmates, who also provide a subtle, moving musical backdrop. The result is a fine moment in a strong catalog.

Cool Change became LRB’s fourth consecutive US Top 10 hit. It didn’t fare so well at home in Australia, failing to chart. Despite that fact, the natural themes of the song landed it on the Australian Performing Rights Association’s list of the “Top 30 Australian Songs”. Enjoy this wonderful track 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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