I Made You Cry Last Night
Milosh - Couldn't Sleep.
But it's ok, I heard you say.
It must be hard to Milosh to do press on this record. If you're not familiar with the story -- his first record was all about the love he shared with his girlfriend. Then they broke up, and he recorded this new one. The new album, Meme, is all about love and pain and moving on. It's a fantastic piece of art and a wonderful slice of life, as he ultimately pulls out of it in the end with some beautifully confident music. But to have to keep bringing it up again and again in each review and interview and radio spot must be tedious, eh? Poor guy.
Needless to say, he's made a fantastic album. It's really chill, and on a surface level you can totally enjoy it while it plays in the background. But if you choose to engage it, the album is super rewarding. He deals with all these issues, and repeats these lyrics over and you can totally feel his nervous tension and sleepless nights and sweat and hunger. We've all been there, so the material works on a highly relative level.
This song really stands out to me, despite the fact that most of the tracks on the record are of equal strength -- musically and emotionally speaking. But the conceit here of him not sleeping, repeating the lyrics, so you can feel him not sleeping. It's so smooth and falsely self-assured. He bathes himself in her instistance that she's ok, and repeats the mantra that he doesn't know why he does what he does, and says what he says. The strength here is in its familiarity, and I love every precious minute of it.