Here’s the thing about heartbreak: sure, it sucks (not that I know I’ve never had my heart broken I’m perfect) because it’s painful and gouging and sobby (ok maybe it’s happened once or twice or twenty times who is counting shut up leave me alone). But then there’s that part of it that we secretly love, the part where we put the heartbreak on like a cozy coat that we sort of never want to take off because it starts to feel strangely safe in there, and because that feeling of our innards wrenching around begins to feel like what alive is in its own fucked up way. That’s why 93% of songs are about it (this is a completely accurate figure as I did my senior thesis at the University of Sadness) and why the very best kind of songs are the kind where you feel sadness but also a lightness when you listen to them, the kind that you put on at home and dance in the kitchen to because you are FEELING IT MAN and because goddamnit, the Counting Crows GET YOU (just an theoretical example it’s not like I dance alone in my socks to “Mr. Jones” several times a week).
I don’t really remember what the point of this is but today’s best song ever is one of those kitchen-dancing songs. Brooklyn-based electro pop duo Tanlines are experts at making music like this, and their new track “All Of Me” is best paired with a bottle (or three) or red wine and preferably a Spring-time rainstorm and one of those swishy skirts that makes the arms-up-in-the-air-twirling-around move that much more satisfying (especially when you’re scream-singing “I WANNA BE BOB DYLAN” or in this case “PARDON ME FOR ASKING”).
As usual, I have carefully crafted a collage to show you what this track sounds like. Feast your eyes on it while you listen to the song, both of which you can find below. Afterwards, head over HERE and download the song for free ninety free. They’re also pretty funny on the Twitter.