Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Standard Fare: "Philadelphia"



It's not always easy to communicate straight-forward stories or emotions through lyrics and melodies. Yet, on the new single "Philadelphia" from Sheffield's Standard Fare singer Emma Kupa puts the listener directly in her shoes -- shoes that happen to reside in England while her boy (or girl) of interest lives in Philadelphia. Haven't we all been in this situation? A quick visit to a city, passionate 48 hour love affair -- then the ultimate realization that it will be a year before you see them again, if you ever do. Often the feelings fade as quickly as they came, but Emma and co., have given us a fantastic song that captures that moment of departure simply, and sweetly.

1 comment:

Neil said...

You need to listen to the lyrics more carefully. She is in Philadelphia and the person she wants to be with is in Israel.