If you are familiar with TV soundtracks, you may have heard a couple of their songs on 13 Reasons Why aside from their eighties counterparts Echo And The Bunnymen, but also pop and rock stars like Yungblud and Selena Gomez. The Cure is that timeless band. Their songs cross generations and still rock our world today. So we’re chuffed that one of their most iconic performance taken from Meltdown festival at the Royal Festival Hall in London is now available to stream via the Coda Collection website. To set up your mood, here’s a couple of The Cure’s essential tracks!
This song is a metaphoric nightmare! The lyrics from Robert Smith and The Cure on ‘Lullaby’ speak about the childhood anxieties with the spiders depicted as monsters that will eat us. “For it’s much too late to get away or turn on the light/ The Spiderman is having me for dinner tonight,” the Cure hums onto the dark string tones and groovy slow drums. Are you scared?
“Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am young again/Whenever I’m alone with you
You make me feel like I am fun again.”
Do these lyrics sound familiar to you? If you saw this romantic comedy with Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler 50 First Dates or listened to Adele’s 21, this The Cure track will immediately come to your mind. Written by Robert Smith to his wife, ‘Love Song’ is upbeat but so romantic at the same time.
‘Friday I’m In Love’
The Cure’s ‘Friday I’m In Love’ is in any essential eighties party playlist. The guitars joggle in attractive and joyful hooks. The song reached the top on the Billboard Alternative Chart back in 1992. Do you want a fun fact? Originally written on D significant keys, the song was accidentally sped up to the quarter tones. Happily, this song became a massive hit in our households.
For ages, we fell in love with Robert Smith’s intricate songwriting. ‘A Forest’ is an unstoppable run trying to find our way back. “The girl was never there/It’s always the same/I’m running towards nothing/Again and again and again and again…” The Cure brings us into a dark gothic dream, not able to escape the sounds of fear.
Do you fancy getting on a drunken night on ‘Fascination Street?’ All you have to do is to venture into the dark alleys of rock with guitars, reverbs, and loud, energetic drums. Fans of Depeche Mode and New Order, this song is a complete blast. The Cure knows how to make a good recipe for a hit!
The Concert Feelings
So what do you think about these tracks from The Cure? These huge classics and more are now becoming a dream come true like many documentary concert streams—step one. Go to the Coda Collection website. Step 2. Subscribe and watch. For some previews, you can take a look at the trailer below.
Featured image source: Kevin Estrada