Okay, let’s get this straight, Beck Hansen, you made me wait an entire decade to hear your companion piece to Sea Change? Morning Phase‘s opening track, not-so-subtly entitled “Morning,” is everything I’ve ever wanted in a song crush.
I’ve been harboring this secret for about ten years now, so I think it’s about time to come clean…
I think I might have a crush on James Mercer.
He’s like a good-looking science fiction author, or an 11th grade history teacher, or the guy you’re not supposed to publicly admit to finding attractive, because all of your friends will automatically wrinkle their noses and respond, “Really?!”
But all weird crushes aside, we need to talk about Broken Bells. What isn’t a secret is the fact that whatever Danger Mouse touches turns to gold, but seriously, I can’t get “Holding On For Life” out of my head.
In the opening scene of Young Adult, Mavis Gary (Charlize Theron) digs through her closet to find an old mixtape with the words “Mad Love, Buddy” scrawled onto Side A. She hops into her shiny new Mini Cooper and jams the cassette into her car stereo. (I realize this seems like a glaring continuity error, but stay with me). Out of the speakers pours Teenage Fanclub‘s “The Concept,” which Mavis replays over and over on her way back home to Mercury, Minnesota.
After hearing this song five times throughout the movie, what’s one more?