We’ve got a long-standing tradition of suddenly becoming wildly obsessed with songs over the coarse of time. Sometimes these songs prove to be longterm favorites that stand the test of time…sometimes they’re embarrassingly Tubthumping-esque.
That’s right—we’re that old.
I have a feeling our current obsession’s a little more than a flash in the pan though.
Though I’d usually have my own particular, possibly unfair biases against any band that identifies itself with Delta blues or even the minor scale in a very general sense, throw in enough folk influences, some solid melodic hooks, good song-writing, and a harpist, and—it seems—that’s more than enough to flatten out my walls of musical snobbery.
Case in point, Montreal’s Barr Brothers and their undeniably stellar song, “Love Ain’t Enough”. I seriously can’t get enough of this song. It’s one of those melodramatic-yet-moving pieces of music that just keeps me coming back time and time again. Like a folksy “Pictures of You”.
Give it a listen below and see what you think. Your soul is dead if you don’t like this song though.
The Barr Brothers’ sophomore album from which the song came, Sleeping Operator, is out now, and available via iTunes, Amazon, and carrier pigeon. They’re on tour in Europe now, but you can also check out a pretty great live session they did on KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic a few weeks back.