I have to admit it, this is the first time I actually sat down to see what other people were saying about the artist that I’m writing about. It’s not because I’m a lazy hack writer who needs other people’s input to decide what I think about an artist. Alright, I’m not just a lazy hack… However, it’s the simple fact that “Sideways” is such an aberration of a song that I didn’t even know where to start.
Even after reading the other articles, I have no idea how to explain this song.
The first thing that strikes you about “Sideways” is the T-Rex styled cowbell stride of the opening, which leads into P.J. Harvey level vocals that are singing what feel like heavily confessional singer/songwriter lyrics. I’ve been listening to this song regularly for days, and I still don’t know how to describe it other than that it’s a song that you should be listening to right now.