Schools & Department Discuss 2021 PlacesJanuary 28, 2021
In Living ColourJanuary 28, 2021
hat is it about a broken heart that makes torch ballads so searingly powerful…?
Once you’ve been to that dark place, silly love songs aren’t quite so silly anymore, the paeans – and the pain – now being a little too close to the bone.
And that bruised, aching heart.
From Ray Charles to Radiohead, from Sinatra to Spiritualized, the love song is nearly always at its most powerful when it deals with the one who got away. Or the one who never came to stay.
So, sad sacks of the world, unite, and gather around the burning embers of your unrequited desires as we present two 80min mixes that will undoubtedly bring you to your knees.
And, if you’re lucky, it may bring that object of your desire to their patella too.
Created back when GG actually had spare time on his hands, Luna Tunes #5: Blue Moon jumps back quite a few decades to the 1940s and ’50s, and the likes of Glenn Miller, Julie London, Ella Fitzgerald and all those other famed and framed black and white jazz icons.
For Luna Tunes #3: God Only Knows, it’s a skip through time, from The Flamingos and Irma Franklin to Feist and The Flying Burrito Brothers.
Free to stream or download below, if you need to take the temperature up a little, there are a bunch of happier mixes waiting for your love and dancing feet right over here.
You can check out the other free GG mixes right over here.