PREMIERE: Wake has just been out for some time now and we’ve all been waiting for the single and the album. Now, that it’s out it’s just so difficult to say whether it’s going to be a success or not, because it’s so different. It doesn’t sound like the Strokes, but it sounds like the sort of songs you’d hear on a Nick Cave album.
If you’re familiar with Nick Cave then this is a song you already know, because it’s the one he did with Layla and Mountebank. This new single is called ‘Wake Up To Your Love’. Just like when Nick Cave did that song with Layla, it’s about springing into action and getting your life back together. Here’s hoping this new single does that for us.
On the first listen it might not sound like Nick Cave’s style at all. But on second listen you’ll start to realize what this guy is doing. You know, putting that dark moody feel to a song. And it works.
The most memorable part of the song for me was when he said “I don’t give you what you want, not as you want me” which was so true. He captures himself in the song and it works. But on second listen it’s not sounding like him at all. So I’m guessing that’s what he was trying to say there.
That brings us to the second track on this album – ‘Windmill’. This song is just fantastic. The lyrics are just beautiful. I can imagine a lot of emotions coming from Nick Cave’s heart as he was writing this song. It’s just amazing how he connects with the listener on such an emotional level.
The first time I heard this song, was a while ago and I can still remember the feeling I had when I heard it. My ears were ringing and my heart was pounding. This song took me to another dimension. It took me to a place where everything looked different, all the rules didn’t apply anymore – that was the start of my journey through depression.
Like I’ve said earlier, Nick Cave has made us see his point of view on things. And on “Windmill” we can clearly hear his thoughts on the world we live in. There is no doubt that he wants us to listen to his music and appreciate the fact that he grew up in a broken home. His words ring true and we can relate to what he’s saying.
As a matter of fact, Nick Cave’s words have influenced me more than the songs he has released so far. When he released “Stagger Lee”, I saw his point of view on the American race issue. He spoke about how Americans should respect other races because they have more strength than they think. Similarly, I believe that Nick Cave has inspired me most when he spoke about the poor condition of the American public education system. So if you want to make your mind clearer, you should definitely download “Wake Magnolia” and give it a spin.
If there is one artist who can show us his true colors, it is none other than Nick Cave. This is actually the first song he released after his classic album “Push The Sky Away”. And the whole album speaks about the state of American society today. If you like his work, you will like “Wake Magnolia”, too.
The entire song is about the importance of America as an idealistic country. It is about how we can fight for what we believe in and at the same time uplift and elevate others. But of course, not only in America. We can uplift and elevate other countries as well. Like it or not, Nick Cave has now gone global.
The title “Wake Magnolia” speaks about how we should never lose sight of the good things in life. In fact, this song is all about setting goals. It’s not about being the next great singer or musician. It’s about making a positive change in the world. And who better to perform it with than Nick Cave?
The song starts off with a very mild piano melody before taking a drastic turn. Then, we hear these lyrics, which I’m sure everybody will love: “We build bridges on stilts, we kiss the sky and we hope you’re happy”. That last part really sums up the song. It’s not even sad. It’s more like it’s a call to arms – an exhortation to all of us to rise up and fight for what we believe in.