I have this internal conflict every time I hear a song on Lightening 100 or Pandora and it's my secret little awesome song, and then I know it's going to blow up and everyone else is going to have a piece of my special, secret little song I obsess over. (Yes, that was an intentional run-on sentence that you were supposed to imagine me saying all in one breath, in a whiny tone.) On the other hand, I want that artist to be successful, so I can't really get too upset, right?
Case in point: Adele in general. Did YOU listen to her when she was 19? I did. And now I have to change the channel when she comes on because radio ruined her for me.
OK, back to my song. The cat's been out of the bag on this one for a while now (thanks, American Idol), but today...TODAY I saw the video. OMG. If this doesn't get an award there is something fundamentally wrong with the world. I also realized today through someone else's observation that he is very similar in sound to the great Sting. No wonder I'm all atwitter.
The song is awesome enough, but now I'm at entirely new levels of obsession. The creative concept of the video is so simple, perfectly poignant, and tells the story visually in a beautiful way. The body language, the facial expression, the breathing in response to what the other is singing (e.g. 2:37)...it's genius.
And, for giggles, after you check it out below, you have to see the SNL skit HERE, if you are like me and work more than you watch TV. :)