Chet Faker & Marcus Marr - Birthday Card

11/28/2015 Tunes For Loons 0 Comments


Another banger from Chet Faker and his less famous collaborator! The title "Birthday Card" is baffling me because those words never appear in the lyrics. When this happens in a song I feel a lot of anxiety, because it's like a riddle I will never solve. Take for example, the Who song "Baba O'Riley." Everyone in the free-speaking universe thinks that song is called Teenage Wasteland. Roger Daltry, on behalf of all of us, Who is Baba O'Riley? Is it the name of the shitty Lebanese-Irish fusion restaurant where you thought up the melody? I guess I will never know. (It's not like any medium exists through which I could learn the answer #sarcasm #wiki) Anyways, "Birthday Card" is bugging me for this reason. But like a very brave person, I am dealing, because this song is dope. The intro is very Disclosure. Then we are treated to Chet Faker's beautiful relaxing vocals. His voice swoops around this production like a graceful and elegant dragon. Very slick. Favorite lyrics are: "I'm a boy / I'm a man / I don't know / Where I stand." I can't help but think this song is the male counterpart to Britney Spears classic ballad, "Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman." Rock on Chet & Marcus, Britney is amazing company to be in.