Friday, August 18, 2017
Listen :: The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart - My Only
Words: Sam Geary
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart drop their fourth album 'The Echo Of Pleasure' on September 1 through their own Painbow label, the follow-up to 2014’s 'Days of Abandon'.
After sharing a couple of early tasters, including 'When I Dance With You', they now put out 'My Only'.
Frontman Kip Berman describes the big ode song - "Now that I said it / don't you forget it / you're my only" - as "the opposite of what a single should be - it’s sprawling and unconcerned with immediateness — because it’s about something that isn’t immediate. So many young bands sing idly of absolute devotion, and that’s cool. But I am not young anymore. I’m married, with a young daughter and an old Volvo. There’s something about my life now that makes this song feel honest in a way it didn’t before."