Monday, August 29, 2011
Songs I'm Obsessed With: "Running Up That Hill" by Placebo
There really isn't much to say about this song. I suppose the first thing I thought of when I saw the band name was of something relating to the Deftones, which is not a very good thing. Of course, I could clearly not hear anything of the sort in the song, and I wanted to hear the rest of it. I downloaded it from iTunes (to date the only reason you'll find something with The Vampire Diaries on my iPod) and listened away to find a mysterious piece of music. Very mysterious and unique. The percussion drives the song with a series of repeating heartbeats, and the background is filled with various ambient noises. I've noticed lately that ambient noise works really well for making your music seem alive, and this song is alive and breathing.
It's a really great song that deserves your attention.