Spin me round, kiss me in your Chevrolet I love you more with each and every day Top down, gonna make a getaway, top down Spin me round, kiss me in your Chevrolet You found me when I had lost my way Foot down, we’re going all the way, touchdown
Do you think HSHQ messed up by making SC a buzz single instead of an actual single released to radio? I feel like that is the most liked/streamed song amongst a majority of people (both fans, general public, and even his mom and BFF Grimmy) that it sucks to be missing out on the music video and radio treatment. What are your thoughts?
There are two ways to think about the answer.
First, I think the success of Sweet Creature might be due to the fact that it was released early, as the second song from the album, so that there was increased interest in the song. Ever Since New York was technically the second song we heard from the album (on SNL), but not released, per se, in HQ. The fact that it is the second-most watched YouTube video in the album tells me that while it is popular, it may already have peaked. That is, everyone’s heard it. They are less likely to purchase and watch it more.
You can see that Two Ghosts, is the fourth-most watched video (after SOTT, SC, and Kiwi). There is definitely interest in the song, and it does not have the exposure (or over-exposure) that SC has.
Second, what is the purpose of a single, exactly? A single from an unreleased album is a way to generate excitement for the album/ tour, but in the case of Two Ghosts, the album has been released, the tours have been sold (and mostly to capacity). Fans are unlikely to buy the single, although we may stream it. I don’t think they are expecting this song to hit top 5 or to generate significant revenue. So what’s the point?
Answer: to promote Harry Styles. His team choosing Two Ghosts means that they want the song to showcase a different aspect of Harry, perhaps to drive traffic to his website, and to increase his visibility.
What they want to show may be inferred from its synchronicity with Dunkirk. The singer of Sign of the Timesis a magnetic classic rocker who revels in symbology and dramatic metaphor. The singer of Two Ghosts is a romantic poet. Juxtapose these personae against the sensitive, intuitive actor who plays a role seemingly opposite of his personality: Alex is supposed to be a hardened, difficult soldier insistent on his own ways. They are showcasing Harry’s protean abilities and natural talents.
I know everyone is worried that Two Ghosts will use Taylor for promo, but I think it is really meant to illustrate how versatile, talented, and romantic Harry can be. Sweet Creature could have done that too, but Two Ghosts has had less exposure, and has been universally well-received on his television broadcast.
FWIW Taylor Swift is on Big Machine Label Group, of which her father owns a sizable stake.
Sombra kicked her legs over the edge of the building, her fingers moving idly as she lazily hacked her way to stealing Lúcio’s latest yet-unreleased album. She glanced back at Widowmaker, staring down the scope of her rifle to the outside of a restaurant below, and then Sombra brought her legs up and turned around so she was sitting cross-legged on the edge of the building.
“He’s on a date, you know,” said Sombra, “It could take a while.”
“I hate this holiday,” muttered Widowmaker.
“I don’t think it’s all bad,” said Sombra, bringing up another screen with a swipe of her hand to several feeds of data she had running of numerous politicians, corporate leaders, and military officers. “Illicit affairs, suspicious purchases, sudden mysterious dips in public funds… You could say Valentine’s day is harvest time for blackmailers. Any movement?”
“Perhaps they moved toward the back. No word from Reaper on whether we’ve been compromised.” Widowmaker brought down the infra-sight on her recon visor, “Personne n'échappe à mon regard.” She frowned at she looked at all the red bodies moving through the restaurant below, only to see the target in that same corner booth as a waitress approached them and placed what Infra-sight was picking up as what must have been a pot of coffee on the table.
“Well?” said Sombra.
“They’re getting coffee,” Widowmaker scoffed. “Que c’est banal,” she said, bringing her eye away from her scope and dropping into a seated position. Sombra chuckled a little.
“What?” said Widowmaker.
“You know you get twice as bitter when the target is out on a date—-and you’re twice as happy taking them out,” Sombra paused and looked at Widowmaker, “Or… you know, however close to ‘happy’ you get.”
“Hmph,” Widowmaker brought up her gun again and looked through the scope.
“When was the last time anyone took you out?” said Sombra, lying on her stomach on the edge of the building and putting her chin in her hands.
“No one has taken me out. I am still here,” said Widowmaker.
“Haaaa,” Sombra wagged a finger at her, “I knew there was a sense of humor somewhere in that 3-beats-a-minute heart, amiga. You know what I mean.”
“I do not ‘go out,’” said Widowmaker, bringing her rifle down.
“Well not with that attitude, you don’t,” said Sombra, “We should go out.”
Widowmaker looked at her incredulously.
“I’m serious!” said Sombra, sitting up, “What about dinner?”
“My metabolism has slowed to the point that food is ash in my mouth,” said Widowmaker.
“A movie?” said Sombra.
“You see every film before they are even edited.”
“A screaming crowd in the dark and music blowing out my eardrums. Comme c'est délicieux.”
“Dancing!” Sombra said, exasperated.
“I do not dance,” said Widowmaker.
Sombra grinned and brought up a video of a young Amelie LaCroix on stage and en pointe, “I’ve got a few videos that say otherw—”
“Sombra,” said Widowmaker and Sombra immediately closed the video screen. Widowmaker brought up her rifle again and looked through the scope, bringing down her recon visor again.
“Ugh,” muttered Widowmaker, watching the target, “Another pot of coffee.”
Sombra sighed and got up from the edge of the building and walked across the roof. “I am ze Widowmaker,” she said, imitating Widowmaker’s whispery voice and accent as she brought up several screens with a wave of her fingers, “I ‘ave been a leeveeng weapon ev-air seence all ze fun was sair-gically removed from my ‘eart. C’est la vie. Omelette du fromage.”
“I can hear you, you know,” said Widowmaker, glancing over her shoulder to see Sombra actually looking busy and not cavalier, “What are you doing?”
“Bringing up the city power grid,” said Sombra, her brow furrowing, “Let’s ruin this guy’s date.”
Widowmaker chuckled a little and then watched as Sombra’s fingers worked a completely separate screen, causing apparently random lights to turn off in buildings in the skyline opposite the restaurant. “What are you doing there?”
“Focus on the restaurant front,” said Sombra and Widowmaker nodded and brought up her rifle. Right on cue the lights went out in the restaurant and there was a hissing noise and Widowmaker smirked as people started pouring out of the restaurant front, their clothes and hair wet. Sombra had activated the fire sprinklers. Widowmaker peered through her rifle’s scope. The thing about bodyguards was they made it remarkably easier to pick the target out of a crowd. Always with the sunglasses and the black suits. The target walked between them, his date wringing out the bottom of her dress. Widowmaker smirked, exhaled, and squeezed the trigger. The target fell. His date screamed as the bodyguards scrambled to drag him out of the line of fire, not that it would do him much good at this point.
Widowmaker brought her rifle down and turned on her heel. “We should get going,” she said as sirens started sounding in the distance, but then she noticed something off about the skyline. Most of the lights in the office buildings were off, however lights in rooms across a row of office buildings had been strategically turned on. Reading across about 8 different skyscrapers, one could make out the word “COFFEE?” spelled out of strategically lit up rooms on various floors. Widowmaker’s brow furrowed but she smirked.
“Incroyable,” she said looking at Sombra.
“What?” said Sombra, coyly. Widowmaker gestured at the buildings and Sombra looked over and gasped. “You’re asking me out to coffee?”
“Wh—You did that!” said Widowmaker.
“This is so unexpected! ” said Sombra, her hand flying over her heart.
Widowmaker would have protested further but then heard the sirens getting louder. “Fine! Allez! But you’re buying.”
“Whatever you say,” said Sombra and she laughed a little. She couldn’t remember the last time she paid for something with her own money. Widowmaker hurried to the edge of the building and Sombra ran over after her. Sombra wrapped her arms around Widowmaker’s waist and shoulders as Widowmaker fired her grappling hook onto another building and then leapt off and swung with Sombra holding onto her, the two of them disappearing into the night.
Hi, I have a quick question: where did you find the song "what am I?" by the scary jokes? I love it so much, but I can't find it anywhere but your post! Thank you in advance!
i found it by writing recording and uploading it that’s me! :) im sorry tho its only on tumblr and will probably stay that way unless i make an album of unreleased stuff (which I’ll probably do in the future!)… My bandcamp is thescaryjokes.bandcamp.com tho, u might fancy some of my other stuff! Have a good night! :)
Have you been tempted at all to put your Switch in some sort of metal straitjacket to make it feel more at home?
I don’t intend for this to sound like I’m bragging. But it is way more fun to be all loosey-goosey with unreleased hardware and just kinda use it. Like this thing is sitting here on my desk next to me, the dock is still hooked up at my desk in the office. Will I spill this Diet Pepsi on it? Will the cat jump up here and sit on it? Who can say????