Monday, 2 May 2011

Take That is whole again? Really?

I haven't been keeping track of Take That (they're a bit before my time and I still can't tell two of them apart), so when I first heard this song on the radio, I knew it was a Take That song, but there was something extra that I can't quite put my finger on and I never found out until recently what the song title was.

It's only when I finally tracked down the video that I found out Robbie Williams had rejoined Take That and it was his voice I heard. We all kinda knew why the other four regrouped (if you know what I mean, ALLEGEDLY); I thought the guy was doing alright on his own and I don't mean just financially. Oh well.

The only thing I like about the song is that it's anthem catchy - a song you can sing along out loud at a live gig even though the lyrics make no sense (to me) and neither did the video (honestly). Seriously, five old dudes lose a boat race only to continue rowing on the Thames past some of London's famous landmarks and all the way out to stormy ocean? Radiohead videos make more sense than that and they're pretty out there. I wonder if they wrote the song under the influence of something, if you know what I mean.

PS. Whoever said you can't hear a person's accent when they sing obviously hasn't heard this song :P