You should never judge a book by it’s cover. We’re told that time and again as children, and yet here we are living adult lives and not following the most basic rules of life. Well, maybe you’re not as quick to judgement as I am. It’s an issue and I’m working on it, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have my moments. And it’s silly because 99.9% of the time, I am rewarded by not doing it.
For example, today I went through my inbox and clicked on a song to hear it for the first time. Bandcamp comes up, along with the lyrics to this particular song, “Slide” by The Y Axes. I see the first word is “low-key” and my heart instantly sinks. Probably my least favorite term of the last five or six years (“THIS” might be just ahead) after hearing it a gazillion times from younger co-workers who would say things like “Low-key this ranch dip is fire.” It’s worn me down, and that’s no one’s fault but mine, and I thought this song had no chance at being good.
But, a funny thing happened…I kept listening. While I was a bit let down that the song wasn’t just a reworking of the similarly-titled tune by The Goo Goo Dolls, it’s actually got a lot going for it. The opening bass line is both new and familiar, instantly pulling you in. The guitar above it is a frenzied melody that swirls in and out of your eardrums.
By the third listen I found myself singing along and couldn’t even remember having any issues with the song at all. Moral of the story? No idea. But the song is cool so give it a listen and go check out their other stuff on Bandcamp.