Imagine my elation when I heard the news of the release of their new album.
Night Work is a pop music cavalcade, ranging from ballad to upbeat dance to pure house funk. This post will focus on the latter two. :)
Scissor Sisters - Any Which Way [click to download]
If you don't like this song, please remove yourself from the Earth immediately. 'Any Which Way' lyrically is a dirty, scandalous and sexual song and the instrumentation is set to match. Dirty fourstep synthesizer bass, disco strings and Jake Shears's unceasing falsetto makes for a great track in my book. I like this track especially (besides Ana Matronic's seductive solo) because it's a good blend of analog and digital--the sensual synths blend perfectly with guitars and crunchy drums. Also because it's amazing. Don't deny it.
Scissor Sisters - Something Like This [click to download]
'Something Like This' is a bit slower but just as funky. This is a good example of one of their more electronic tracks (and you know it's electro because it totally rips off Kraftwerk) and, though it's got kind of a generic sound, it still stands well on its own. Someone totes needs to remix it and throw some raaaaaaaave synths on it though!
Scissor Sisters - Sex and Violence [click to download]
'Sex and Violence' is certainly the most unapologetic song off the album (and, as the title may imply, it's from the point of view of a rapist). Despite the gruesome subject matter, the track is a congregation of dark and dirty synths which tickle the libido. Filters too! Legit, I want to have sexual relations with this song blasting in the background. Does that make me weird? Who cares.
And the piece de resistance...
Scissor Sisters - Invisible Light [click to download]
This song inspires me. 'Invisible Light' is kind of abstract, in both meaning and instrumentation, but it's incredibly intense. The first time I heard this song, I think I cried. Everything about it is flawless. "An invisible light to keep me alive" was an especially touching lyrics for me; around the time I discovered the song my mother was hospitalized with a serious condition and this song helped me cope. Some people don't believe in the power of music but I certainly do and this song is a testament to that.
Also Boys Noize did a remix of it but it kind of sucks so I'm not posting it.
That's all for now, folks. I have plenty more trashy discopop to show you later, but now it is time for me to sleep.