Always had a babysitter

Under a blood red sky
My first impression of Eels frontman E was of a death-obsessed dude decked out in Unabomber chic singing depressing lyrics like, “You’re dead but the world keeps spinning,” and, “Novocaine for the soul / Before I sputter out.” But judging by the songs on the band’s latest album, Tomorrow Morning, dude appears to have made some serious progress in therapy. Song titles include “In Gratitude for This Magnificent Day,” “This Is Where It Gets Good” and “I Like the Way This Is Going.” This is some serious “Shiny Happy People” shit.

The first single is called “Looking Up,” and it’s a retro gospel pop tune with rollicking barroom piano, clap-along percussion and Julian Casablancas-style vocal distortion. If you’re happy and you know it, clap your hands.

MP3: “Looking Up”
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  1. Posted June 19, 2010 at 8:53 pm | Permalink

    Been waiting for this, glad that finally a new song is out.
    This is somewhat a surprising direction E took, but it’s ok as he has that Beck thing = everything he touches turns gold.

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