Listen to Kvelertak’s “Spring Fra Livet,” Tell Me I’m an Idiot
If you’re one of the many people who seems to think I’m a dolt for not loving Kvelertak’s new album, Meir, then here’s your chance to start building a more detailed argument as to why my fingers should be cut off, lest I ever blog again: “Spring Fra Livet,” a song I specifically pointed to as an example of Meir‘s myriad disappointments, is now streaming on NPR.
In case you’ve forgotten, here was my beef with the song:
“The chorus of ‘Spring Fra Livet’ was, I assume, meant to sound massive, but it really just sounds busy, and structurally, it’s a plateau. It lacks both the simple beauty and primal, almost tribal elements that made Kvelertak so kick-ass.”
I stand by this assessment; the song starts out pretty cool but goes nowhere especially interesting or fun. But like I said, if you want to build a case against my less-than-glowing review, well, this is a good opportunity to do so.