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Singles Lost in Time: My American Heart + Meriwether

Hello and welcome to Singles Lost in Time, where we dig through our library here at idobi (like monks sifting through historical texts) and we dust off some absolute bangers that never got their proper time in the sun.

My American Heart – “The Shake”

My American Heart graced the 2000s scene with lead singer Jesse Barrera’s unwavering vocal purity entwined in complex pop-rock arrangements. “Tired and Uninspired” may have had more radio play but “The Shake” exemplifies the best of what MAH—and emo—has to offer.

Meriwether – “Aye Julian”

Meriwether rings the bell to start the round and comes out swinging! The rumbling freight-train force of “Aye Julian” is replete with soaring guitar hooks. Then the melody comes to a blind-side stop, which creates space for an emotional apology buoyed by graceful low piano. This is an intense musical metaphor for a tumultuous relationship, amplified by how on-the-nose the lyrics are written. A great song by a woefully overlooked band.

 

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