I followed through on last night’s post and dug out my iPod Classic. It seems to work alright, although the only usb lead I have for it is very ropey. I’ve been digging through it to see what I had on there. It’s been a long time since I’ve used iTunes and it’s been a struggle. It seems intentionally clunky, like they’ve just handed me a crap Excel spreadsheet with shitty folders. Honestly, I’m a big spreadsheet fan so an Excel spreadsheet would be an improvement on this. I’ve been trawling through the old playlists and albums and there’s plenty of blog era specific tunes in there, but I also found some other spicy tunes. I was reminded of all the cheap CDs I used to buy just to get one song. One of the best cases of that is NOW 51, the 51st edition of the iconic pop compilation series. Some truly dreadful shit on that. But it’s all worth it for today’s song of the day, “Lazy” by X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne.
David Byrne is of course, a wizard. He’s responsible for some of the greatest songs of all time. He has such a distinctive voice. “Lazy” is a great song. The track itself seems subtle at first but there’s lots of good things going on in their. It’s very funky. The bass is very active in the mix. The keyboards and synthesizers combine with the beat to create a dance music sound but there’s probably enough for the song to exist as just the vocals and the piano. It’s atmospheric and danceable on its won but I think David Byrne takes it to the next level with his vocals. They’re very deadpan at times and feel like a voiceover, sometimes it’s almost a croon and at some points David Byrne’s voice is almost sassy.
It’s a great song and I’d happily pay whatever I paid for the full NOW 51 album again, just because for reminding me of it.
You can listen to “Lazy” by X-Press 2 feat. David Byrne here.