For The Love of Music – Day 6 – The Killing Kind

Every year in February I try to think of new things that I can discuss around the theme of love because let’s not be ignorant, it is that month AND it is a leap year – that’s meant to be special right?! Last year we celebrated the fact that the best things comes in twos anf looked at the word of Twoprov (not as couples but the way the comedy format is stealing and owning the stage), we have also looked at the comedy film and comedy as a whole! This year we head to the world of music.

Some of the songs I love are not necessarily my favourite songs, instead I find this is a sort of completely different topic all on it’s own. A song that I really love must do a few things to me – firstly make me smile because of the experience of listening to it whilst also making me feel a lump in my throat. All of these songs that I talk about over the next 29 days are songs I really do love and adore and I think their music construction, lyrics and song as a whole are wonderful.

At the start of this paragraph I said that these songs may not be my favourites – well that is true, whilst some may be ones that are, there are ones that are not but that does not mean I truly respect them as songs and these songs make me happy and sad at the same time I know they are in a completely different category and that is what the difference is.


Day 6 – The Killing Kind, Marianas Trench

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Why This song?

For me, the last songs on a Marianas Trench album are the things that make them so unique as a band – they bring all the ideas of the track together and formulate this amazing finale that could give any musical a run for this money. This song I love with all my heart it starts off so simple and then it builds to this amazing finale. It is a song that allows you to witness all of Josh Ramsay’s voice range and trust me that is vast. It is a song that builds up so powerful that it allows you to feel the emotion throughout and usually by the end of it I feel a metaphorical emotional mess and it is so effective.

Why do you love this song?

Out of the whole of the Phantoms album, this is the song I was most impressed with as it really is like a mini musical. There is so much happening in the song that when you think it is going one way it will turn and go a whole different direction. I adore the gradual music build up in the song, I adore the tension drum beat halfway through and the build up to the song whilst it is happening. It is like no other song out there and the way that Josh reaches the high notes throughout is phenomenal – see this song live was amazing.

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