June 17, 2011
Darren Hayes: Message received
10 Musical Thoughts on Talk Talk Talk, the new single by Darren Hayes.
1. The sample is a nice slice of the track, taken from the beginning. Gives you a bit of verse and chorus. Talk Talk Talk is built on a clubby foundation - reminiscent of Madonna's Get Together perhaps? - but it's proper pop. Lush.
2. The theme is lovers struggling to communicate: "Please hear me out, all I wanna do is just talk talk talk to you."
3. Though the lyric is officially talk to you throughout, there is a moment at 1:45... "When I'm walking out, all I wanna do is just talk talk talk at you." What do you hear? To or at?
4. The music at 1:55 is really gorgeous, when it goes a bit twilight with "sawing" strings before going big on the chorus. A Moment. "I know you wanna break through, but we're worlds apart."
5. The trick is that Talk Talk Talk manages to be a hybrid of everything he has ever done. It has the accessibility of Savage Garden but sounds like 2011.
6. Though it was written and recorded in Sweden with Carl Falk, who has worked with a lot of boy bands, there is nothing "boyband" about it. It's definitely Darren Hayes.
7. The song has massive potential for remixes. Stay tuned. The video snippet appears to be one of those mixes.
8. The end of the track is like the start to The Only One.
9. I appreciate that it's not a black and white lyric: not simple love and not clear frustration. The more complex part in between: "I know you think we’re better alone / Sometimes all the words are unsaid/ but you listen to them argue every night in your head."
10. Years in the making, Talk Talk Talk does not disappoint. After repeated plays, the chill (or goose-bump) factor is high. Fans will love this. I do.
Talk Talk Talk is FINALLY out on June 24th worldwide. The b-side is part of the Darren Does Madge series (see Dress You Up). It's one of my Top 5 Madonna songs: Angel