Posted on July 31, 2021
Song of the Day: Somebody Else
Today’s song is Somebody Else by The 1975.
I love this song. R&B-inspired synth-pop.
I’ve heard it well over a hundred times and I’m still not tired of it.
That speaks volumes to it’s composition.
That, or I’m just an idiot that likes this particular track.
Who’s to say?
I start to believe in anything you’re saying.
I’m reminded that I should be gettin’ over it.
The song centers on the impact of a breakup, reacting harshly to feelings of jealousy. It’s brutal.
This is widely considered to be the best track from their (already amazing) second album.
Because of this, it’s been covered by a ton of artists.
My favorite is the rendition by Vérité.
It’s a bit darker and places more emphasis on the lyics (using heavier drums/guitar integration).
There are others, notably from Circa Waves, CHVRCHES, Lorde and Charlie Puth.
Click here for the full YouTube playlist (of all of the song’s I’ve talked about).
I’ve talked about hundreds of them, so you’re bound to find something entertaining.