“I don’t feel alright In spite of these comforting sounds you make” ….Comforting Sounds – Mew (2003)

Comforting Sounds – Mew (2003) HQ FLAC Audio HD Video

Comforting Sounds was originally released in 2000 on the Danish rock group Mew’s second album, Half The World Is Watching Me. on their own record label Evil Office. The album was originally printed in about only 5,000 copies. The song was rerecorded and re-released for the band’s third album, Frengers in April 2003.

I’ve been wanting to do try something for this song for quite some time, there were two absolutes for the video; to use the nearly 9 minute album version from Frengers, and to incorporate the video that Jonas Bjerre (the lead singer) had made to play behind the band when they played it in concert. This video is one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen….I’ve watched it probably approaching 100 times and it’s just impossible to wrap my mind quite around it….the imagery of the video combined with the insanely beautiful song is just so emotionally compelling, brutally sad to me for some reason (somehow it’s like I’m 10 years old all over again and the harsh realities of this mortal plain are just something I dreamed about)..again, it’s hard to describe just why, but it’s an absolutely haunting combination….the little stuffed animals, and porcelain dolls and strangeness just gliding endlessly down that weird road…wow. Please check the link below to check the video in full….you need to see it.

The title “Frengers” is a portmanteau of the words friend and stranger. A frenger is a person who is “not quite a friend but not quite a stranger” according to the album’s accompanying booklet.

Six of the album’s ten tracks were previously included on Mew’s first two albums Half The World Is Watching Me and A Triumph For Man, both of which saw only limited release until they were subsequently re-released internationally, but were rerecorded for Frengers. The other four are original recordings. The song “Her Voice Is Beyond Her Years” features vocals from Swedish singer Stina Nordenstam and “Symmetry” features vocals from 14-year-old Georgia Becky Jarrett. The Japanese version of Frengers also included the rerecordings of earlier songs, “I Should Have Been a Tsin-Tsi (For You)” and “Wherever”.

Comforting Sounds…the dream road video!

Mew – Comforting Sounds (live at Arthur’s Day Jakarta)

[Lyrics]
I don’t feel alright
In spite of these comforting sounds you make
I don’t feel alright
Because you make promises that you break

Into your house
Why don’t we share our solitude?
Nothing is pure anymore but solitude

It’s hard to make sense
Feels as if I’m sensing you through a lens
If someone else comes
I’d just sit here listening to the drums

Previously I never called it solitude
And probably you know
All the dirty shows I’ve put on
Blunted and exhausted like anyone

Honestly I tried to avoid it, honestly
Back when we were kids
We would always know when to stop

And now all the good kids are messing up
Nobody has gained or accomplished anything

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