Today, we’re back to the band that was the subject of my first post this blog, back in January 2020, “Heaven,” by The Psychedelic Furs. I initially thought I’d post another of their old singles, “Here Come Cowboys,” which has been another favourite and comes from the same album, 1984’s Mirror Moves. Maybe another time…
“Heaven” is still a favourite of mine, and the post about it rekindled one of my brothers’ (same one I was talking with and about yesterday) love for the song. He now visits the post on “Heaven,” along with a couple of others, every week when checking out my new content!
Then, I remembered that the band had planned a new studio album release for today, called Made of Rain. One reviewer calls it, “Arguably their strongest since Forever Now,” which was their third album, produced by Todd Rundgren (who I keep thinking about blogging on). Forever Now (1982) features the hit, “Love My Way.”
So, it was a change in course to check out how they fare 38 years later. I’ve heard a few of the pre-release singles and am not sure how I feel about the album, though Richard Butler’s singing is strong as ever. I will sit with the album more… some collections like Arcade Fire’s The Suburbs, which I really disliked at first, became a favourite after several listens.
Today’s selection, “No One,” has a dark and brooding mood at its foundation, and the video underscores this. (The video includes lyrics, which will please at least one of my followers.)
Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.
And, happy Friday, everyone!
Here’s the official lyric video for the song from The Psychedelic Furs’ YouTube channel: