My iPod #204: Feeder – Comfort in Sound

 

The title track from Feeder’s fourth album is one that has an ambiguous effect on me. Sometimes, it fails to raise a positive emotion in me. Sometimes I hear the song and I feel sad for no reason and quite dispirited. Other times it’s a song I would play when I’m with my friends or family and think “I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else than where I am right now, at this point in time.”

I told you the context of the album already with “Come Back Around”. Whilst that song (although having somewhat of a similar message to this) excites me with its pace and forceful instrumentation, “Comfort in Sound” stops me where I am and makes me think about life… about what I’m doing presently, about making most of the time I have.

I do love the song. Lazily looking upon the lyrics now, it has a positive and heartwarming aura. It is about finding solace in the things that surround you. Mostly in the things you hear. Its mid-tempo pace and the key(which was altered for the single release, and is the version I have) make me feel at home… and really warm inside.

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Author: Jamie Kyei Manteaw

An English student at Coventry University who spends most days listening to music (old and new) and reading and writing about it, however informal it may be. And studying too, obviously.

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