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Take note! Hungry Ghosts by Ok Go!

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The fifth installment of the Take Note! review series is of a CD called Hungry Ghosts by Ok Go.  ‘The Writing’s on the Wall’ off Ok Go’s new album ‘Hungry Ghosts’ is one of the saddest songs I have heard in a long time. I hear in it missed connections and longing. It is a song of little hope mixed with a gigantic serving of despair. And yet the words are catchy and the music is upbeat! It feels wrong to have such a sad song be ~that~ upbeat. My brain has been full of this song for weeks. This song has taken up residence there and shows no signs of moving out.  This is a shame because the rest of the album is interesting and fun and filled with songs you want to bob your head along with. If only you can get past song #2.

I really enjoy reading about the process different band use to write music and lyrics. What inspires them?  Damian Kulash from Ok Go shared the band’s process and inspiration for ‘Hungry Ghosts’ in this article.  He explains the origin and process song by song off the Hungry Ghosts album.

The music of Ok Go is so excellent and goes well with their TOTALLY AWESOME videos.  Here is the video for The Writing’s on the Wall.

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