First of all, this is one of my favorite songs AND videos of... ever. Jack Black and Dave in drag getting hammered and faking a sex tape? YES PLEASE. The song, much like the kick ass video, is dark, sexy and unapologetic. It's unrelenting, like a jackhammer being drilled in stone. Grungy, quick and to the point, Low takes you EXACTLY where you wanna go. Dave quote: "It's another really aggressive song. It sounds like a machine roaring - it's pretty amazing. The lyrics are kinda sultry - it's about two people getting together because they realize they have more fun f*cking each other than anyone else - it's kinda deep. Some of it reminds me of older Soundgarden and some of it reminds me of weird Black Flag. It's unlike anything we've ever done."
Though rock in sound, with fantastic drums and Dave's signature howling (compliment), if you take away the lyrics you would almost think this was a negative kind of song. Even the (phenomenal) video begins in a bitter, complaining tone. But this is no ordinary "angry rock" song at all. In fact, it's the opposite. It's a rebirth. As any beginning, it's scary and hard. Dave talks about where he comes from, how far he has come, and like he said in his Grammys speech, it's all about returning to what music is really about. The band made "Wasting Light" in his basement, one of their best albums and songs ever. This is such an optimistic, happy song it's almost unusual to hear from them. There is hopefulness as well as looking towards what could be, what's possible. And what a stroke of brilliance to treat the video as an homage to Falling Down, with Michael Douglas! Dave quote: "I started to realize, wow, lyrically, there's a theme or there's some common threads that go throughout all the songs. And I realized that the album is about the album. You're surrounded by friends and family and nostalgia, and you're singing about the last 20 years of your life - that became a part of the process."
Born in Israel, but raised partly in the UK, Shira is rather an odd duck.
She will get in your face with her opinion, but will then be super polite to the waitress serving her a cocktail, no matter how bad the service is.
Movies are her passion, along with good TV, music, and Shakespeare. She loves to sing and goes to karaoke a lot, too. She will do anything creative, and will resort to finger painting if necessary.
Shira also, apparently, enjoys writing about herself in third person, which is weird. But she just finished her first Fantasy novel, and it's not about her, so that's ok.
Shira is very glad to be a part of WhatCulture!