Let’s overlook for a moment the troubling fact that a song that opens with the lyric “We are young, they don’t listen”* penned by 18-year-olds resonates so strongly with a 30-year old person. I’ve come to terms with my eternal teenage-dom (sort of), so let’s leave dwelling on that to my parents and my bank account and just discuss today’s Best Song Ever, “Halloween All Year” by The Orwells**.
If you haven’t heard it yet, I apologize in advance for the real estate it is about to take up in your unwitting brain. This song is infectious, and not in the way bubbly giggles are infectious, but more like when you first develop a crush on a person and you spend most of your waking hours unable to stop his or her image from worm-holing its way through your brain (potentially supplemented by ill-advised Facebook/Twitter/Google/Instagram stalking and some completely unrealistic fantasy scenarios involving romantic trips to Big Sur or Joshua Tree or Disneyland). It’s the kind of song you get sad drunk on, maybe while laying on the floor lolling your head in small semi-circles while thinking about things you probably shouldn’t be thinking about (see above).
*Actually they might be saying “I am young”, I honestly can’t make out a lot of the lyrics which puts “Halloween All Year” more in the category of songs that can make you feel feelings without necessarily moving you with poignant lyrics (not to say the lyrics aren’t poignant they might very well be or they might be like Goo Goo Dolls lyrics but even when Johnny Reznick sings stuff like “I’d give up forever to touch you” that basically mean nothing my heart still aches anyway not saying that The Orwells are anything like Goo Goo Dolls but in conclusion I love Goo Goo Dolls and should probably stop talking now).
**By the way, this came out like four months ago so I guess part of me is still old and pretty late on being up on the cool shit, but it doesn’t make the song any less good.
Watch the video below, and catch The Orwells in LA tonight at The Echo with Gap Dream.