Spoon – Hot Thoughts

I love this song. I know it’s been out for a couple months now and that other bloggers had it up right away, but I wanted to wait until it gained more traction. And that it has. And I’m so happy because I’ve been a fan of Spoon for a long time and I never think they get the recognition they ought to. These Austin boys always fly a little under the radar and I think they kind of like that about themselves. But their ninth record has changed all that and I think they’re officially on the map with this one.

I love the punctuated keyboards beneath the lyrics, punching it up. It has a lot of quirky, moving parts with vocal effects and exploratory electronic sounds adding to the sonic depth of the tune, but I don’t think it would have worked quite as well without the provocative lyrics. I mean, who doesn’t have hot thoughts in their mind all of the time? About someone?

This song is great to listen to while trying to keep the current love of your life off your mind. (So, maybe go on a run to this one?)

Lyrics:

Hot thoughts melting my mind
Could be your accent mixing with mine
You got me uptight, twisting inside
Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time, babe

Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time, yeah
Hot thoughts all in, all in my mind and all of the time

Your teeth shining so white
Light up this sad street in Shibuya tonight
Hot thoughts melting my cool
Is it your motion, signal and cue?
Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time
You must be trouble for sure

Hot thoughts all in my mind and all of the time, yeah
I’ll tell it to your soul, I want you to know
Hot thoughts all in, all in my mind all of the time

Took time off from my kingdom
Took a break from the war
Took time off from my kingdom
Raise up my creatures
Diamonds from space
Pure facets and features

That drag drug from your lips
Making you think how good it was to let baby kiss on the lows
Hot thoughts melting your cool could be the
(It’s all on my mind and all of the time)
Motion, the signal and cue
You’ve got

Hot thoughts all in your mind all of the time
I’ll hold it to my rhyme
Maketh your mind, yeah
You know, I think I, I think all your love is a lie

Hot Thoughts/Spoon: Matador Records, 2017

 

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Author: Tiffany's Jukebox

Hey, guys! I am excited to share new musical finds with you. I focus mainly on the Adult Alternative genre, but not exclusively. Anything that sounds good to me is pretty fair game. I am a music lover from birth and really feel like great music rounds out your life. I have a brief history of working in the music industry, have been dabbling in songwriting and just really want to share stuff with people who are searching for new music like I always seem to be. I hope you enjoy it. It should be a fun blog and I welcome your feedback/comments. If you really feel like a song is terrific or that it just plain sucks, let me know. Let's geek out on music together.

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