TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by Sledge Hammer » 24 Oct 2018, 05:54

Love the chorus! Damon is back! his best tune in years.....ermmmm :oops:
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by bugman » 24 Oct 2018, 07:15

Sledge Hammer wrote:Love the chorus! Damon is back! his best tune in years.....ermmmm :oops:
Has it chorus? Where?

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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by lumaka » 24 Oct 2018, 08:25

I love it, but after reading the comments on various social media I'm also a bit surprised that *everybody* seems to like it - it's not easy listening at all!

some details from youtube description:

“Merrie Land” perfomed by:
Vocals, Lowery Organ, Piano by Damon Albarn. Bass by Paul Simonon. Guitar by Simon Tong. Drums by Tony Allen. Bassoon by Gareth Humphreys. Cor Anglais / Oboe by Kate St. John. Strings performed by The Demon Strings - Cello by Isabelle Dunn. Viola by Stella Page. Violin by Antonia Pagulatos. Violin by Kotono Sato.

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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by anothermario » 24 Oct 2018, 09:30

I love it! So much! Damon, when he sits down and writes a great song, there are few things better in the world. Love the production as well, it was the only letdown of the first album
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by Sledge Hammer » 24 Oct 2018, 10:33

bugman wrote:
Sledge Hammer wrote:Love the chorus! Damon is back! his best tune in years.....ermmmm :oops:
Has it chorus? Where?
Exactly, he can't write them anymore, his magic went years ago sadly...
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by bugman » 24 Oct 2018, 10:56

Sledge Hammer wrote:
bugman wrote:
Sledge Hammer wrote:Love the chorus! Damon is back! his best tune in years.....ermmmm :oops:
Has it chorus? Where?
Exactly, he can't write them anymore, his magic went years ago sadly...
Really? U must have "lalala's" to Say "ok this track is good "? Its so weak

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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by stephen » 24 Oct 2018, 12:03

Sledge Hammer wrote:
bugman wrote:
Sledge Hammer wrote:Love the chorus! Damon is back! his best tune in years.....ermmmm :oops:
Has it chorus? Where?
Exactly, he can't write them anymore, his magic went years ago sadly...
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by AstronomyD81 » 24 Oct 2018, 12:28

Everyone has their own taste in music but seriously you only like a song if the song has a chorus?!pretty basic I have to say..the new song is amazing, the music, lyrics, the way He sings...one of the best songs He has done in a while. I can't wait to hear the whole album!
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by metalhipslop » 24 Oct 2018, 14:39

Haha yeah... the whole chorus thing is ridiculous. What generic taste somebody has if they only want songs with choruses. What are you a 15 year old girl?
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by KingLouieLouie76 » 24 Oct 2018, 14:49

Does anyone else try to envision if this were a Blur song instead, how differently it might sound especially w/Graham on guitar and providing back-up vocals? I feel they would have even enhanced the song better, but this is absolutely no criticism towards Simon, Paul, and Tony!
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by davidsutter » 24 Oct 2018, 15:03

The Now Now has lots of good choruses.

Tranz, Hollywood, Magic City, Souk Eye...

And obviously "hit single with a good chorus" isn't what he was going for here. He pretty much says so in the Lou Reed quote.


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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Oct 2018, 20:27

I think it’s a very good song but not the best choice for a first single. I do agree about the chorus though. Same thing from start to finish with no variation. Nice enough but I’m expecting better songs on the album.

A good start!
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by metalhipslop » 24 Oct 2018, 20:36

Well, you said you think it's a very good song so there you go!! I haven't really read anything but positive comments about the song so I think it's clearly a good choice as a single and working as intended. Seems like more of teaser if anything, yes "single". but I think the days of singles are gone. Especially for Damon.. He has nothing more to prove and TGTBQ isn't really a "pop" project intended to produce hits.
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Re: TGTBTQ: New single "Merrie Land"

Post by tom_cas1 » 24 Oct 2018, 20:38

I agree. This isn’t a single in my opinion although it will be seen as one. It’s just a song that they released.
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