Okay, I've just been listening to Flying in the Face of Love (lets call it FITFOL from now on) and the fact that I didn't register anything on first hearing was a bad sign, not a hook, not a lyric, not even a jot of connection. Now because it is a Finn song I have re-listened several times and the best words I can come up with are beige, bland and dull.
I hope and pray I can have an epiphany and change my view but at present I don't see that happening. Divebomber wasn't much fun, I can't say it's an enjoyable piece of music but it made me think and feel, FITFOL just seems to slide off.
Now I could have just added these thoughts to the main FITFOL thread but after some thought I decided that maybe my concerns were bigger that just not liking the first single because there is a touch of deja vu going on here.
I remember first hearing Don't Stop Now and being distinctly unimpressed with it as the first single from Crowded House in over 10 years. I remember loving SS as an acoustic piece but less so as the first single off Intriguer. I loved ESOTW but knew it should never have been a single at all!
I remember being very upset when the best single of Intriguer TIYL and the best single off PJC,TNT for 2, were allowed to sink without a trace at the tail end of a series of poor single releases.
So why has this happened in the past? and is it going to happen again? because I don't see FITFOL doing anything other sinking without a trace as a promotional song.
This doesn't bode well for Dizzy Heights and now I'm wondering what lovely music gem of a single track Neil is going overlook or leave till last when it will also sink unappreciated.
Please tell me I'm wrong, I don't want history to repeat but it appears singles wise Neil is stuck in a cycle of poor choices.