BSE (TW) “Seems Like Home to Me” by Two Gallants
posted by June 29 at 11:00 AMon
Freaking adorable picture of Two Gallants courtesy of Plus One Music
Listen to the song here.
I really love writing this column because I am an expert offender at playing a song over and over again to a point most people would call “insane” but I call “love.” One time, when I used to sit in the editorial offices, I was listening to Leonard Cohen’s “So Long, Marianne,” for about an hour and Charles Mudede yelled at me from his next-door cubicle, “ARI SPOOL! I LOVE LEONARD COHEN, BUT THIS IS REALLY TOO MUCH!” I was listening on my headphones, but I guess Charles has really good hearing.
I keep a mental list in my head of the songs that I have been listening to on repeat, and then write them down next to the weeks that are my turn to do the column. I have like three lined up. They are all amazing songs. Trust me, I know. I get excited.
“Seems Like Home to Me” is the opening track off of Two Gallant’s new EP, The Scenery of Farewell, and I think it’s the strongest track on the record. It starts in this really anthemic way,
“Baby, let your light shine on me/ When I’m lost on the road/ You know you could set me free/You could ease my load/Days get so dark/I can’t hardly see/I’ve been gone so long/Seems like home to me.” After that part, some guitar starts in, and then another verse, and then the drums come in, “thump thump thump.” And then, at the end, a bunch of other people start singing along in the studio, and at the end the other people clap and a piano rings out one chord. Just listen to it. And then listen to it again, and again, and again.