Song of the Day

Retro Song of the Day: Mims – This is Why I’m Hot

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Can you believe this song is ten years old? Me neither. I have never heard of this song before but apparently it was popular in 2007 among the commoners so here we are.

Based off what I’ve read on wikipedia, Mims is basically a one hit wonder.

This makes me wonder… will we treat 2000’s era one hit wonders with the same love as we gave 80’s and 90’s one hit wonders? Only time will tell.

This song repeats the chorus a lot and samples California Love and Kanye’s Jesus Walk for some reason.

You will note that during the entire chorus, Mims never actually says why he’s hot:

This is why I’m hot
This is why I’m hot
This is why
This is why, uh
This is why I’m hot (uh)
This is why I’m hot
This is why I’m hot, woo
This is why
This is why
This is why I’m hot
I’m hot ’cause I’m fly (fly)
You ain’t ’cause you’re not (Mims)
This is why
This is why
This is why I’m hot
This is why I’m hot

He also never did a follow up song called This is why I’m fly which I suspect led to his downfall as a rapper.

Such logically gaps in his songs is probably why his career never took off

Song Of The Day: Esben And The Witch – Sylvan

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End of year lists are great, but inevitably, stuff will always fall between the cracks with many releases that come out near the end of the year not really getting their due until sometime in the following year. This seems to be the case with Esben And The Witch‘s Older Terrors, an album I didn’t even realize was out until right at the end of last year

Having been out of the spotlight for a couple of years, the band returns with one of their heaviest efforts yet, appropriately released on French metal label Season Of Mist. Opening track “Sylvan” unfolds at a leisurely pace, building to a powerful climax and is definitely the standout from the four song album. Give it a listen.

Song Of The Day: The Courtneys – Silver Velvet

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Photo Credit: Andrew Volk

Flying Nun Records got its start it the early ’80s, making its name with such legendary acts as The Bats, The Clean, Tall Dwarfs, and The Dead C – all of them from New Zealand. So it’s fairly noteworthy that the label has signed its first act not to hail from New Zealand – Vancouver’s The Courtneys.

The Courtneys’ second album, appropriately named The Courtneys II, will be out February 17 of next year, but in the meantime, have a listen to the fuzzy, punky, poppy sound of lead single “Silver Velvet.”

Song Of The Day: Agnes Obel – Golden Green

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“Golden Green,” a haunting, vibraphone driven song off of Danish singer/songwriter Agnes Obel‘s latest album Citizen Of Glass, comes across as quite lovely sounding in its own way despite the somewhat dark subject matter.

According to Obel, the song is inspired by Yuri Olesha’s 1927 novel Envy and is about “how the mind can develop stories and change reality whilst under the influence of envy,” The theme of envy comes through in lyrics such as “To spoil my soul” and “I am climbing a sky of golden green,” while the sparse arrangement sets the perfect tone.

Citizen Of Glass is out now on Play It Again Sam. Check out the video for “Golden Green” (directed by Mew’s Jonas Bjerre) below: