Welcome to another October edition of Music Monday. Today I’ll be rambling about Terrified by The Rural Alberta Advantage.
Okay, so, if you listen to it, you might think that it’s kind of a stretch to include it in a Halloween month line up. It’s not really about anything spooky or scary. Well, tough nuts, this is my blog, and I get to stretch however I want. It’s called Terrified. Close enough.
I’m not going to lie, it took a few listens in order for the lead singer’s voice to grow on me. It’s got a similar sound to Weakerthans, maybe with a bit of Our Lady Peace thrown in. Which is to say, they’re Canadian. Very Canadian. But then again, the Mountain Goats are my favorite band, so lead singer’s voice is rarely a huge barrier (Except in metal, but I digress).
Anyway, I think the pulse and build of this song is what really wins me over. There’s enough shifting and moving in the song that it’s pretty easy for me to paint a picture in my head, which is great for a writer.
Now, the picture I have in my head probably a lot different than they were going for. Hell, I’m pretty sure it’s different than most people listening to it.
What does it make me think of? Well, I’m glad you asked.
We cut in on a young (late 20s) couple, at a fancy gala. The guy has interposed himself between the girl and a visiting dignitary. Her hand is on a concealed knife, ready to throw. He’s reaching for his gun. That’s right, it’s the climactic scene in a secret assassin romance! They battle it out, she chooses work over romance, but knocks her boy out instead of killing him in addition to her target, and runs to safety. Roll credits. Anyway, my brain is weird.
But yeah, hope you enjoy the song. Let me know what you think in the comments!