“I can’t really make you love me..”
It’s true you know, I wish I knew Natalie Portman too. I saw her at Hot Docs a couple years ago, and she was pretty cute. This is the standout track from K-os’ last album, which is saying a lot, because the album is smoking. It’s got a great sound, and has some offbeat samples which are flipped nicely.
This sample drove me crazy for a while because it’s so familiar, and I couldn’t place it. Eventually I did, it’s the theme from the OC, which is originally a track from Phantom Planet called California.
There so many nice elements on this track: the slowed down intro, the headphone fades, doubled up piano riffs, the plucky guitar, the shaker, a weird clicky mouse sound, the chorus, K-os’ overdubs, the “I’m haunted..” part, but TBPOTS is K-os’ verse at 1:50. This is the track we’ve been waiting for from him. His verse says it all and you can hear the passion, the fight, and the introspection. Check out the some of the lyrics:
“I’ve been on the run, my shadow weighs a ton”
“I can’t really make you love me”
“I know I’ll find a recipe”
Strong statement, strong track. K-os is as real as you can get on this one.
I wish I knew Natalie Portman 1:50 – 2:36
From Yes! Released through Universal, 2009.