Thursday, September 20, 2012

New Dave Matthews: Sweet

In a recent interview, Dave Matthews said that he was in the middle of writing this song in a hotel  room, when his son came to him and wanted to practice swimming in the pool. He went and watched, and came out with this incredible lullaby called "Sweet."

Can't you hear it? This song is precious. The lyrics not only literally represent that experience, but the tiny ukelele and hushed soulful vocals fit with the underlying message in an oddly synchronized kind of way. It's, very clearly, about something so much larger than swimming. "You know the feeling when you're in too deep/ And then you make it out, the taste so sweet." Perfection.

Away From The World might be Dave's best album in years. Have you heard it? It's an absolute must-buy and blast.


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