Song of the Day 2,756: ‘Let It Happen’ – Tame Impala

tame)impala_let_it_happenTies for #14 on the Village Voice Pazz & Jop poll is Tame Impala with ‘Let It Happen.’ I’ve read the name Tame Impala a lot lately but I have no idea what kind of music they play.

According to Wikipedia, they are an Australian rock band who have released three studio albums and a couple of EPs since 2008. Their latest album, Currents, was released last year.

I like the sound of this, particularly how the sound drops out for each chorus. Interesting blend of pop and electronica, with a dash of disco added for flavor. It reminds me of Broken Bells, the collaboration between Danger Mouse and James Mercer.

So far I’m much happier with the back half of this poll than the front.

[Verse 1]
It’s always around me, all this noise
But not nearly as loud as the voice saying
“Let it happen, let it happen (It’s gonna feel so good)
Just let it happen, let it happen”

[Chorus 1]
All this running around
Trying to cover my shadow
A notion growing inside
Now all the others seem shallow
All this running around
Bearing down on my shoulders
I can hear an alarm
It must be morning

[Verse 2]
I heard about a whirlwind that’s coming ’round
It’s gonna carry off all that isn’t bound
And when it happens, when it happens (I won’t be holding on)
So let it happen, let it happen

[Chorus 2]
All this running around
I can’t fight it much longer
Something’s trying to get out
And it’s never been closer
If my takeoff fails
Make up some other story
But if I never come back
Tell my mother I’m sorry


[Outro] x2
Baby, now I’m ready, moving on
Oh but maybe I was ready all along
Oh I’m ready for the moment and the sound
Oh but maybe I was ready all along

2 thoughts on “Song of the Day 2,756: ‘Let It Happen’ – Tame Impala

  1. Dana says:

    This is another one that is a bit too techno for my taste. Video is interesting though.

  2. Peg says:

    Am I the only one getting an ad for a flat stomach before all the videos?? Hope not, this one is ok, video is a little unnerving though.

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