It’s the song Sandy should have sung when she was pining over Danny outside Jan’s house looking in to the child’s wading pool. “Hopelessly devoted to you” is just muzak compared to “I never” by Rilo Kiley (Ok, so it’s muzak compared to even “twinkle twinkle little star” but you get the point).
It’s the first song that will appear in the Bridget Jones’ Diary 3 soundtrack if there ever is a Bridget Jones’ 3.
It’s the ultimate pining / breakup song never produced by Phil Spector or written by Motown.
The song has got a guitar solo straight from the pages of Weezer, a doo wop piano from the heartbreakers of the 60s, strings stolen from a Beatles ballad and a singer to compete with Patsy Cline. When it builds and builds and builds and builds (you’ll know the bit I mean) then pauses – you have reached a pop peak that ends up just being a plateu because the guitars kick in and you go right to the summit.
Copying is the best form of flattery and Rilo Kiley are sending out compliments to everyone but at the same time making it their own. Jenny Lewis has a voice that defines “dulcet tones”.
Why this song isn’t being played anywhere except on obscure radio stations and peoples ipods is anyones guess but YOU MUST OWN THIS RECORD if you like 60s music and are a girl. Sod it, YOU MUST OWN THIS RECORD whoever you are. Rilo Kiley – More Adventurous.