Tim: Swedish band here with a song called ‘You’re So Damn Fine’, and oh, this song really is. The video you might find a bit irritating, Tom, but if the song doesn’t get a massive grin on your face, I may have to reconsider our friendship.
Tom: Actually, the most irritating thing about the video is that clearly someone doesn’t know how to properly colour-grade the drone footage.
Tim: Yeah, yeah I see that.
Tom: Also: I nearly shouted “Are you ready, Steve?” over that drum intro, and then started humming Walking On Sunshine when the guitar kicked in. Fortunately, the rest of the song made up for all that.
Tim: Now, it takes a hell of a lot for a song to have a key change and yet that still not even be in my top 5 things, but I think this song manages it, because OH there are just so many good bits here. The trumpet fanfares!
Tom: There’s clearly some ska influence here. I am very okay with horn sections coming back.
Tim: The woo-oo-oohs! The fact that it ends on what is clearly an instrumental ‘YEAH’! The lyric at the end of the first verse which states that “I’ll be your Volvo if you’ll be my Jaguar”! And most importantly of all: the sense of FUN.
Tom: Yep, that really shines through.
Tim: I’ve said it many times before but a song can become so much more enjoyable if it’s apparent that actually, the people involved were have a good time making it. And here: oh, boy. Admittedly the fact that they were filming in a villa in Marbella probably helped, but still. There’s a sense of joy woven throughout this song, and it can’t help but be infectious.
And, yes, there’s that key change. God, I love this.
Tom: I want to go and film something in Marbella now.
Tim: Sure – just take me with you, will you?