Song of the Month: Grimes, We Appreciate Power

For this month’s song, I’m going for some more Canadian content, the recently released single We Appreciate Power by Montreal’s Grimes.

I could try to describe this song, but it’d be a waste of time for all concerned. Grimes is… unique. I usually like her music, but I also know she may not be for everyone.

Give it a try. You’ll probably either love it or hate it.

This is a great song to listen to while I’m working on my TSW homebrew for Dungeons and Dragons.

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Song of the Month: Metric, Now or Never Now

Come on, you didn’t really think I’d only feature one song from Metric’s new album for Song of the Month?

Aside from No Lights on the Horizon, the other big stand-out from Art of Doubt, at least in my opinion, is Now or Never Now. I normally consider myself somewhat “inspiration proof”; I look at other people who see stories of human triumph or powerful works of art and feel inspired and just shake my head in confusion. But Now or Never Now is a rare case of something that does inspire me. It’s the perfect song for where I am in my life right now.

One thing I love about most Metric songs is that while the lyrics are usually deep and meaningful, you can still appreciate the songs without paying attention to the lyrics. They work just as fun pieces of music.

Now or Never Now isn’t like that. This song really tells a story, and you need to pay attention to the lyrics to truly appreciate it. But damn, it’s worth it.

Also, this song is amazing live.

My one complaint is that the writer in me really wants to put a comma in the title. “Now or Never, Now” gets the point across much better.