I first heard this song in the first cafe we dined on our vacation to Paris last month. I thought it was Macy Gray or something. I heard it again on the radio while in the city and heard it one last time at a Spanish tapas restaurant where the owner saw me fail at trying to identify it with Shazam. Too much background noise. She walked up with the artist and title written on a napkin. Tres cool. I knew the song had great hooks and a bass part I wanted to get to know a lot better.
The song is minimal with a muscular bass part that sounds exactly like I would imagine a Fender Jazz Bass would sound going through an Aguilar Tone Hammer for EQ and sculpting. Gorgeous bass tone. And with a James-Bond-Spy-Thriller dissonant motif and a big chorus to rock out on, this song made me a fan. I can imagine this being one of those songs where covers could surpass the original.
I really like the singer but I could not bring myself to post the official video as it has scenes of dancing (most unadvised) in what can only be flatteringly described as really ugly pajamas.
Also, I am still trying to figure out how to 'big something up'. Maybe I just don't understand.
I just want to say thanks to all that stuck around to attend my presentation at Big Design 2012 and to say an extra big thanks to my wife for putting up with me while the extra pressure of completing my deck in time made me less fun to be around for a few days.