#10YearThrowbackThursdays (2010) – Broken Bells, The High Road

A new segment on In My Ear! On the occasional-to-maybe-regular Thursday, I’ll be digging into my archive and featuring tracks that were in my ear (and on my annual playlist) a decade ago. First up, the year was 2010…..

Man, this song was all over the place in 2010. Following Brian Burton’s (aka Danger Mouse’s) awesome collaboration project with CeeLo Green, Gnarles Barkley, he teamed up with The Shins front man James Mercer to form Broken Bells. They released their self-titled debut album in 2010, with The High Road as the insanely catchy, indiepop gem lead single.

Cover Art, Broken Bells, Broken Bells

This is not a song I associate with any particular memory: a place, a person, a moment in time. It doesn’t do that for me. What it does is evoke the same feeling and emotion of seeing a close friend for the first time in years. There’s a sense of immediate comfort and intimate familiarity. Kind of a warm glow.

It helps that this track *totally* holds up 10 years later.

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