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Don’t Forget the Songs-365: Mach Dos: Day 275
Saturday, Oct 13, 2012

“Drop”
Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions

2001

“♫ Gotta
tell you some
thing/ I saw
it in your
eyes
♫”

Lately I’ve been going back and reexamining the exquisite canon of Hope Sandoval. After much sonic deliberation, I realized “Drop” is my new favorite Hope song. Did you know Sandoval’s former beau William Reid of Jesus and Mary Chain wrote this tender beauty? Hope talked about the reason she covered this JAMC song when Sandoval said, “I’m a big fan of [Jesus & Mary Chain’s] music. We covered one of their songs on this record, “Drop,” the first song [from 1989’s Automatic]. It’s one of my favorite songs that William [Reid] wrote. We recorded it four months ago, it was the last thing we did. I think it’s one of the best songs ever written.”

Hope Sandoval said The Warm Invention’s masterful rendition of “Drop,” “just came together that way. We liked the way they sounded in rehearsal and didn’t want to do too much to them.” “[JAMC are] definitely less layered than Colm’s band. [Kevin Sheilds’ My Bloody Valentine] would have had 20 guitars one on top of the other.” Sandoval’s referring to her partner in crime on Bavarian Bruit Bread, My Bloody Valentine’s Colm Ó Cíosóig. Colm created delicate sound-scapes that allowed Sandoval’s voice to capture the space and beauty of each song. “Drop” is a lyrical Polaroid moment that develops inside your imagination as Hope’s Warm Invention creates the soundtrack to your latest daydream.

If you’re looking for the perfect post coital candle light number, “Drop” a little Hope into your night; her Warm Invention cover of this Mary Chain cut bursts with intricate fervor. You will definitely swoon as Sandoval sprinkles her trademark lustful Mazzy Star-esque musings while igniting five string serenades. “Drop” is the one taste you’ve been lusting over, let Hope Sandoval satisfy your lyrical cravings.

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