Bros

In my two previous posts on the London, England alternative-rock band Wolf Alice (“Turn to Dust” and “Don’t Delete the Kisses”), I’ve mentioned their single, “Bros.”

This morning I figured, it’s about time I posted about the tune. It makes a good “Friday song,” as I hope you’ll agree.

The official music video portrays many aspects celebrating young friendship, including play, joy, exploration, mischievousness (like playing Knock-knock Ginger), hanging out aimlessly, contemplation, and love (as depicted at 2:10 in the video, as well as on the video thumbnail) then, at the end, “jump(ing) that 43” bus home. The video also reminds me of past visits to London with my sweety, where the producers made the short film.

I also find the song a good reminder of close relationships from my youth and those of the present with friends and siblings.

Shake your hair, have some fun
Forget our mothers and past lovers, forget everyone
Oh, I’m so lucky, you are my best friend
Oh, there’s no one, there’s no one who knows me like you do

Are your lights on?
Are your lights still on?
I’ll keep you safe
You keep me strong

Remember when we cut our hair?
We both looked like boys but we didn’t care
Stick it out together like we always do
Oh, there’s no one, there’s no one quite like you

Are your lights on?
Are your lights still on?
I’ll keep you safe
You keep me strong

Ohhh
Jump that 43
Are you wild like me?
Raised by wolves and other beasts
I tell you all the time
I’m not mad
You tell me all the time
I got plans

Ohhh
Jump that 43
Are you wild like me?
Raised by wolves and other beasts
I tell you all the time
I’m not mad
You tell me all the time
I got plans

Me and you, me and you, me and you
We could do better, I’m quite sure
Me and you, me and you, me and you
We could do better, I’m quite sure
Me, me, me, me, me and you
Me, me, me, me, me and you

(“Bros,” by Ellen Rowsell, Joel Amey, Joff Oddie, Theo Ellis.
Lyrics courtesy of AZLyrics.com)

Wolf Alice released “Bros” as a demo in 2013. They reworked the song and included it on 2015’s My Love Is Cool. It was the second of four singles from the album.

Now you know a little about why this is my song of the day for today. Thanks for joining me here, and please enjoy.

Here’s the official music video from Wolf Alice’s YouTube channel:

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