Song obsessions are those songs that we listen to on repeat. I noticed that my obsessions are often a week long. I also thought that other people might have similar obsessions. I’ve collected a panel of a few like-minded individuals and gotten their “song obsessions of the week.” Quite often it’s easy to explain why the song is good; it’s much hard to explain why we’re obsessed. Maybe you’ll become obsessed with one of these.
This song obsession was a long time a-comin’. I saw the band (and heard some buzz) when the band played this song on Conan in early December. I liked the song and mulled over that for a few week. I got the album from emusic and mulled that over for a few weeks. Then, for some reason, I started hitting repeat on this song this week.
I really don’t know why I became obsessed with it. I can answer an easier and similar question, though: why I like it. It’s got a great melody, the lyrics in the chorus hit me–they’re great–and it’s got great interplay between it’s hard elements (rawk) and softer elements (yearning melodies over sparse instruments).