You know how there’s a song that you randomly hear and like? But you go to look for it and can’t find it?
That was Rather Be for a long time for me. But thanks to YouTube, I’m now listening to it on repeat forever and ever. It’s a problem.
This was literally me all weekend.
ALL DAMN WEEKEND!
This dumb song is everything and I can’t even explain it. Like I want to give you musical analysis, how it pulls live classical instruments over a dance beat, how the early 90’s influence is so strong (a la Crystal Waters & Black Box), how the harmonies are super super tight, how the ab libs are soft but effective.
That last swell into the final chorus???
But really, the song just embodies happiness right now. Or my version of it. As weird as it sounds, I’m strangely in a good place. Are things perfect?
But this song embodies my version of happiness and real love. Where shit can go wrong but you know just being with that one person will fix your mood immediately. It pleases me to think that I’ll be in that place at some point in my life. (Speaking it into existence, y’all!)
Either way, I’m going to be snatching your faves wigs with my karaoke rendition of this song with some patented Countess step-touch choreography.