Monday, January 16, 2023

New Recording!: "Window Shopping"

"Window Shopping" is about online dating, specifically the swipey cell phone apps such as Tinder and Bumble.  Some of the people on there, probably the majority I suspect, are just "window shopping" and have no intention of actually dating.  They like getting likes or whatnot to pump up the ego.  The dating apps are also interesting because how they make people disposable.  Why have a relationship when you can go on fifty first dates or one night stands?  The song has fun with those ideas utilizing the perspective of four characters, two females and two males, some of whom are gay and some of whom are straight (sorry, I couldn't fit asexuality or sapiosexuality or polyamory or whatever the latest thing is in as I didn't want the song to be too long).  This is a rerecording of a song from about five years ago.  You can read about the song here and listen to the previous demo here.  Though I dug the toy piano on the previous recording, for this one I opted for the standard keyboard.  Otherwise, it's the usual vocals, guitar, keyboard as bass, and drums (the keyboard drums plus the lid of a cookie tin).  I like to think that if Kurt Cobain had lived, divorced Courtney, and tried online dating, this is something like what he might have come up with (only his would be better--hey, at least, you have me still).

Thanks to my The Tinnitist for including "Happy Hour Made Me Unhappy" (though for some reason he went for the demo version from 2017) on a recent playlist!

For more Wred Fright music, listen to the Yeast? 7"!

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