Planes on Paper's "Television"
Planes on Paper fans (like me) will be very happy with the duo’s latest release, “Television.” The song taps into the familiar melancholic folk that gently pulls at your emotions like a phone call from an old friend. You know, the ex you have wanted to call for years to catch up but they are busy with their new life? Yeah, just like that.
Television, a strange title for a soppy folk tune until the song reveals it’s innards are the dispute between two caring people fighting over what they believe in. (Politics, am I right?) “The TV is always on, and I can’t hear your voice over the hum… The TV is always on, and I’m thinking of the days when we were young” The story here is still bound by the power of love, but how did disagreements between one another come from what someone (or something) is telling you on TV.
Although the song portrays somewhat of an unpleasant situation, the warm feel of comfort and content still shines through. That is one of the things I love about Planes on Paper’s music, is the underlying sense of hope buried within their song structures. The band will be playing on Thursday, August 10th at Last Exit Live, with support from locals Some Dark Hollow and Wheelwright. Tickets can be purchased here or at the door.