Stars - No One Is Lost
This week is a bit of a Sherwin shout-out, a Shert-out if you will. Stars was never one of those crazy influential bands for me but I’ve always enjoyed their songs and think Set Yourself on Fire is a gem of an album. I’m not crazy about the new album that dropped this past week but I have had the title track on in heavy rotation lately. I just don’t know when to listen to the album, it’s like not dancey enough but also not mellow enough; the whole thing just falls into this weird luke warm middle that I just find forgettable.
I think the reason the title track has captured my attention so much is its upbeat notion of our own mortality. Even though “put your hands up because everybody dies” may sound morbid it’s really meant in a celebratory sense that we should all let go and party because now is the time we get to enjoy.
Put your hands up,