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Riff: Of Monsters and Men – “Little Talks”

Nov 2, 2012

Though the truth may vary this/Ship will carry our bodies safe to shore

from Little Talks lyrics by Of Monsters and Men

OMaM use the chords to enter the ranks of top-selling indie-folkers for a hit that uses every tired staple of folk rock – low male/hi female vocals, everyone screaming “hey!” and stomping to the beat, and horns. Luckily, the message is unique, with new sea-worthy metaphors that need repeat listens.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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