Pop // By Hugh / 8 August, 2006
Continuing on with another Swedish band, Hello Saferide plays a mix of songs ranging from fairly mellow pop to fairly upbeat pop. What I find both refreshing and surprising about them is how intelligent their lyrics are, at least considering that English isn’t their first language. This is not to say that their lyrics are pretentious, just well-written and thoroughly enjoyable. Arguably my favorite of their lyrics, and certainly their funniest, is “Damn I wish I was a lesbian / damn I wish I was / and that you were too.” Although that’s off My Best Friend, I would not recommend actually singing it to your best friend; sing it to yourself instead.
San Francisco – (MP3, 3.9 MB)
Highschool Stalker – (MP3, 3.9 MB)