Music Monday: “Guyamas Sonora” by Beirut

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Guyamas Sonora”
Artist: Beirut
Album: The Flying Cup Club (2007)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

In the hall I heard your faints falling
Your trial and my corrections made

You had all the prayers of my loose heart
You had all the prayers of once had gone

No I was not there on the church stairs
The wind in my hair fled through night’s air
No I was not there on the church stairs
The wind in my hair fled through night’s air

Me I wanted, I wanted the right time
Me I wanted, I wanted the fire in line
Me I wanted, I wanted the right time
Me I wanted, I wanted the fine in line

The brain child of Santa Fe native Zach Condon, Beirut combines the appeal of world music with the sensibilities of indie rock and folk acts of the 21st century. “Guyamas Sonora” begins with the chords being formed by xylophones before Condon’s unique voice croons atop. With lyrics that speak to the loss of love from being in the wrong place at the wrong time (at least, that’s my interpretation), this song carries a catchy hook compounded by horns and additional instrumentation to create a more full sound. Percussion pushes the pulse of the song while the horn sections float in legato splendor, kept aloft by their subtle vibrato. What begins as a sort of meandering waltz soon finds itself shifting into a more abrasive, albeit attractive, sound.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
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