One minute and fourteen seconds is all the time these Ohio pop-punkers need to leave you hooked.
“Lianne La Havas’ 2012 debut album was rooted in stripped-down acoustics. But the English singer-songwriter’s upcoming second album, Blood, explores neo soul, doo-wop and R&B. The second single, ‘What You Don’t Do,’ is an ode to a reliable, supportive lover, and its infectious positivity makes it a perfect summer pop song.” [via All Songs Considered]
Keys and strings hook me everytime. But there’s so much more to this track than that. Trevor Power’s sat down with The Fader earlier this year and had this to say about his song (and video), “With all the police brutality in the media, it seemed like every single day there was some element of chaos—but in different forms. It just got so bad. I feel like we live in this shitstorm now where there’s so many corrupt people in high places, people getting away with all this shit. So, I sat down and I decided to just write whatever came to my mind. Living in Idaho, it’s easy to feel isolated from all of these events, and that was sort of my way of dealing with it. There’s also elements of loss tied to [the song] as well. I lost one of my closest friends a couple years back, and that bled into everything. It was all these ideas put into a blender. For me [the concept of the video] was this idea of having this extension of yourself. We go down these life paths and we feel like we’re always alone, but we have those different aspects of our personality that are essentially grounding us; we’re not quite alone, because we have our spirit. It was that idea, combined with the idea of losing someone and having them still be alive throughout your day to day—because I think that’s a very real thing. Anyone who’s experienced any sort of loss, you know you go out on a windy day you feel the wind on your skin and you feel like they’re still there.”