If there’s one thing that’s guaranteed to get my attention when it comes to music, it’s piano led songs! There’s just something special about a melody that has a piano high in the mix, so I was quite excited when I saw a Scouting For Girls email pop up in my inbox.
The three piece indie/pop band has recently finished recording their second album, ‘Everyone Wants To Be On TV’, and this is the lead single from that. Roy, Greg and Pete exuded a bouncing, fast paced, somewhat youthful style, in earlier releases such as ‘She’s So Lovely’, and whilst this new track still maintains a recognisable charm, it expands and matures their sound as well. ‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ is all about sweeping, soaring melodies, raw emotion, and a catchy beat that’s hard to resist. The lyrical story goes on a journey through all the stages of a break-up, from anger and hurt, to saying goodbye, and fighting through the pain. The character in the story also refuses to be broken, and the band has been quite clever in crafting a melody that reflects hope along with the pain.
The video to accompany this single, also goes along the double pronged hurt/hope route, and is quite aptly set in an airport. Cue scenes of ‘lost’ men and women; some sitting alone, some receiving comfort and others moving on and finding new love. It’s a nice video to watch, and the lead singer of Scouting For Girls is quite pleasing to the eye as well!
I’d put myself on record as saying this deserves to be a hit, and I look forward to hearing more from the band when they release their album. Although I wasn’t so much a fan of their earlier material, this song certainly grabbed my attention.
‘This Ain’t A Love Song’ is released on 29th March 2010, followed by an album release on April 12th. For more information on the band, please visit www.scoutingforgirls.co.uk. You can also watch the band talking about their new single and album on their youtube webisodes. Two links are below, and I’ve been promised they’ll bring a smile to your face!