[dropcap]The Twilight Sad [/dropcap] have premiered the beautiful and wonderfully odd video for “It Never Was the Same” today, and I can’t help but think that the song’s title is a response to that oft exclaimed lyric spoke from Robert Smith’s lipstick smeared lips “It’s always the same” (Jumping Someone Else’s Train, A Forest, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, etc).
And speaking of The Cure:
We are all massive fans of The Cure. They are one of the biggest influences on our band. We found out Robert Smith was a fan of our band through Stuart [Braithwaite] from Mogwai. Just after the release of our second album he had sent Robert an email saying there was a band from Scotland that he thought he’d like. Robert responded saying he was already a fan. We sent Robert the new record and he replied “IT IS BEAUTIFUL”. We knew we wanted to have a special B-Side for the single, so Andy asked Robert if he would be up for doing something with us. Amazingly, he said yes and covered “There’s A Girl In The Corner”. Hearing someone that is basically one of our musical heroes cover one of our songs and sing the words that I wrote in my bedroom is one of the most amazing things that’s happened to us. –Read more at Drown in Sound