Listen to Paper Route's "You and I"
Wed, 20 Jun 2012 10:47:40
Paper Route are making their long awaited self-released sophomore album, The Peace of Wild Things, available on Sept. 11. We love the contradictory title. It makes you think. Maybe wild things really are peaceful in their wildness. Maybe not worrying about being wild and just being wild creates a mindset of peace, since you can just "be?" See, Paper Route have got us thinking! Can you see the flames shooting out of our ears? Ha!
The Nashville based indie-pop three-piece have become known for their blend of infectious beats, larger than life melodies and soaring choruses; this collection is worth the wait for Paper Route fans and will serve as a breath of fresh air for music fans. Give the first single, "You and I," a listen on their Souncloud page.
No, it's not like the Lady Gaga song of the same name. It's synthy and very '80s. It could have easily lived on the soundtrack of a John Hughes film.
While The Peace of Wild Things lyrically chronicles specific experiences of soul- crushing disillusionment and a fractured sense of faith and wonder down to the minute particulars, its creators presume—very much in the traditions of Romantic poetry and '80s New Wave (Tears for Fears, A-ha)–that creatively fixating on the local, the achingly personal even, is probably the surest path to the universal.
Did you dig "You and I?"