I’ve been a tad stressed out this week, and I haven’t exactly been able to dedicate my time to starting a new book or discovering new bands. But that’s what boyfriends are for! And since mine is in the know, he suggested approximately 28 bands instantly. He could replace me here if I’m not careful.
One of the bands he suggested is Diego Garcia’s “Laura”–a song I know I’ve heard driving to and from work, but only ever in the background of my cursing at other drivers. Upon further inspection, this song is just what a stressed out me needs. Its mellow, longing feel puts me right at ease, and the Latin touch doesn’t hurt, either. It’s a simple song, kind of a classic structure, and the lyrics were even co-written by George Harrison’s son, Dhani Harrison, who attended Brown University with Garcia.
Formerly of the band Elefant–whose music is pretty different from Garcia’s current style–Garcia seems to be pining after a lady. I’m guessing someone named Laura. “Laura” is the title track, after all, and “You Were Never There” sounds like someone not yet over his first love. Even though I hate James Blunt with a passion (“You’re Pitiful,” anyone?), this kind of longing is not only tolerable, but enjoyable.