Before a friend of mine left for Paris, he told me to get my hands on this EP. I had to order it off of Amazon, but it was certainly worth the wait. I have to admit that I was a little preoccupied last week and didn't listen to this album immediately--but when I finally did, I was totally enamored by "You're Cover's Blown."
Before I ordered the CD from Amazon, I tried to find a free download (which I nearly never do) from the internet. I obviously didn't find it for free, but what I did find was page upon page of B&S fans bowing down to the glory of this song, most deeming it their favorite song of 2004.
At first listen I already know what they're raving about.
27 play counts later (and climbing), I can't get enough of the catchy beat, the instruments, this boy's voice (it drives me wild)... My favorite part of this song is how it feels like a winding creek: instruments revealed and then they disappear as soon as they've come, a second, a third, a fourth, a fifth voice melody... No two verses sound the same. My favorite backup vocal happens just before the breakdown and well after the first refrain: "ooh bop bop bop" may be my very most favorite background vocal ever invented.
The general mood of the song twists and turns as well. It starts out as a power ballad from the '70s. It winds up into a breakdown that could fit seamlessly into any Quentin Tarantino flick (if you need an example, think of the Kill Bill Vol. 1 commercials featuring Tomayasu Hotei or take your pick from the Pulp Fiction soundtrack), then climaxes into a hauntingly deep and melodic epiphany where you realize this song is worth a second listen, with the lyrics in front of you.