Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New album from OK Go = new love!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Maybe you remember OK Go from the the treadmill video for "Here It Goes Again" that got passed around a few years back? They won a Grammy for Short-Form Music Video for that particular number and it is one of the most watched music videos on YouTube. They also had several other great songs on that album, their sophomore effort, Oh no.

Today is the release of the third album, Of the Blue Colour of the Sky. I've been listening to it for a couple days now and I have to tell you, I love love love it. It's less bouncy, more soulful maybe. It's definitely in heavy rotation in my iTunes right now. My favorite song so far I think is Skyscrapers or White Knuckles. You can definitely hear the Prince influence in the latter one.

Here's a bit about it from their bio page at Lala.com:

"The band previewed their third album, titled Of the Blue Colour of the Sky, on a short sling of dates on the Eastern Coast of the U.S. this March, starting in Philadelphia on March 6, 2009 at the TLA Theatre. They have stated that these songs are the "danciest, most anthemic, most heartbroken, and honest songs", of their career, and the album itself takes a much more funky, dancy, yet melancholy sound to it, drawing influence from Prince. On May 7, 2009, a song from the album, titled "Skyscrapers", was released for streaming online."

Give it a listen.


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Tanya said...

LOVING this!!! Remember when you use to make me listen to Prince all day and night?! Then you would explain what each song was *really* about... good times!

Francie Horton said...

Because obviously I was so much more worldly than you were. ;)

Still a big fan of Prince. Well, old Prince music. Not really a fan of much (less than half a dozen songs) after the last members of the Revolution left and his new band, New Power Generation, came in. Wow, that was 25 years ago. It was several years old already when we were listening to it obviously.