This week I recommend the single ‘Emoticons’ by The Wombats. The first thing that attracted me to this song was the title of the song With the invention of phones and the internet, emoticons are now ingrained in our everyday life. Everyone uses them.
The song starts with a guitar solo and slowly transitions into the raspy-smooth voice of the lead singer with a slow but uplifting melody. The sound is very reminiscent of Tame Impala’s music.
The lyrics are the best part of this song, instead of relying on repition like most current songs on the radio, the song is filled with words that are filled with meaningful messages “And all these emoticons and words/
Try to make it better but they only make it worse.”