“And I meant,
every word I said –
when I said that I love you I meant
that I love you forever.”
Late last night/early this morning a friend introduced me to this dreamy, ethereal, dark and lush sounding band called Cigarettes After Sex. One of their songs is this stunner of a cover of REO Speedwagon’s song, Keep On Loving You. This cover, it turns the song on its head and transforms it into something sultry and sexy, gorgeously seductive, and int a very emotionally charged love song.
Keep On Loving You :: Cigarettes After Sex
The original always had this jadedness to it, to me; pain and anger weaved into the plea that I always loved you even if I know you are unfaithful, and hey, don’t think I don’t know. But this version transcends that bitterness into something that feels hopeful, persistent and unyielding. There is a cord that weaves through this version that is both sensual and strong, that presents both an understanding, and a defiance that says “we are in this together”. The love survives, and I’m listening and feeling like, “Yeah, I get it. I believe it,” even if I would not feel the same if this story-song was me.
The musical presentation – the orchestration – is cinematic, gorgeous really. It gives me chills.
And my oh my , it becomes one hell of a sexy song. Just listen to it, and yes, you may need a cigarette after the experience.
Keep On Loving You :: REO Speedwagon
“Cause it was us baby,
way before then,
and we’re still together.”
Also, I completely forgot about this original video, and the therapy session in the beginning.
Why is the band playing dominoes in tuxedos? Though I wouldn’t mind my own telephone-guitar. Would I be able to call music then?