The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night

Most of the music I write about up here, and rightly so I think, is music I love. Songs that, from the moment I hear them, I want to shout about so anyone who comes across this blog can listen and maybe love it as much as I do.

I hated this song when I first heard it:

The Books – A Cold Freezin’ Night

The Books - The Way Out (2010)

The response from others in the room at the time was “does anyone actually like this kind of music?” and “it’s doing my head in”… but then, a couple of days later, we heard it again and we all did a complete 180.

The forward-motion beat is perfect for days when your energy is starting to wane and you need a bit of a boost to get through the last few hours and the kids’ voices sampled in the track sound like Macauley Culkin in the Home Alone movies.

I didn’t know this until now but it’s actually mainly a conversation between a kid brother and sister recorded on a Talkboy.

I’m interested to hear other people’s reactions – does it annoy you as much as it did me initially? Does it grow on you? Is it something you’d ever go back to after hearing it once?

The track is by a duo called The Books, who are Nick Zammuto and Paul de Jong from New York and is on their 2010 album, The Way Out released on label Temporary Residence Limited this August.

The other thing about it (which I probably should have said before the link) is – it sticks in your head. Whether you want it to or not.