Friday, January 31, 2020

The Rentals - "Great Big Blue"

This past Wednesday marked the anniversary of the Challenger disaster, and to mark the tragedy saw The Rentals release a tribute to the victims. "Great Big Blue" has been causing some controversy, at least in the world of YouTube comments. The main issue some people seem to have with the song is the upbeat mood. Personally, I don't have an issue with the mood of the song. It's mostly about the excitement of the astronauts as they prepared for takeoff. It's a terrific New Wave-ish song meant to remember the victims of a tragedy that's stuck in our consciousness for all time. What better way to celebrate them than with an upbeat song?

You can watch the lyric video for "Great Big Blue" below and decide for yourself. Q36, the upcoming album from The Rentals, will be out June 2. You can pre-order a copy over at Bandcamp. For more on The Rentals, check out their website.

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