Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Death Cab for Cutie

"I Will Possess Your Heart" is the first song released off of the new Death Cab album, Narrow Stairs (May 13). With quite the long intro, the anticipation almost kills you, especially when you notice there is almost 4 minutes left and you still haven't heard a word after 4.5 minutes of build up.

Then you hear it. It's Ben. "How I wish you could see the potential, the potential of you and me / it's like a book elegantly bound in a language you can read / you've got to spend some time love, you've got to spend time with me / i know that you'll find love / i will posses your heart..."

Gibbard and the rest of the boys have given us a song that really can't determine where the rest of the album will go. For me personally, this is one of those albums where if I find it on the internet somewhere, I will look away. I am going to run to the store the day of the release (May 13) and put it in my cd player, letting it play the whole way through.

"I Will Possess Your Heart" has quite the simplistic sound, but the repetitiveness of the chorus almost leaves you feeling like you have to sing affirmatively along with Ben Gibbard. I know that I loved Plans, but I missed the elements of Transatlanticism that it lacked. I am thinking that Narrow Stairs will probably pick up a bit where they left off, but never short changing their fans of intriguing lyrics and an innovative sound.

Listen for yourself.

Download: I Will Possess Your Heart - Death Cab for Cutie


Anonymous said...

What do you think of the album cover?

I agree with you about the wait and see thing. Leaks have ruined the art of buying a cd the day it comes out at least for those to impatient to wait. Even so I feel like this album will be a solid release (Death Cab For Cutie has generally been consistent throughout their discography) but will have a hard time topping transatlanticism or plans. I hope I'm wrong but I have a hard time seeing them top their last two efforts.

rachel said...

oh yes.

5 said...

wow. this sounds like a track off a 70s Yes album. it rules.