I was in a shop yesterday and a song came over their PA system which I really liked. Unfortunately, it featured on a compilation that someone had put together, with no between-song announcements. I asked the person at the counter if he knew what the song was; he answered in the negative and I’m sure I saw him reach for the security ‘panic’ button under the desk.
The singer was male and -I think- American. It could have been a singer-songwriter, maybe not a million miles removed from the kind of thing that Josh Rouse might do. The vocal hook on the chorus repeated the phrase ‘Kissing Girls’. I can’t recall any more of the lyric, but I think the gist of it was that the singer wasn’t getting enough ‘kissing girls’ action.
Whoever wrote this song was clearly influenced by mid-70s soft rock and liked McCartney-esque melodies. It had some nice chord changes and it sounded too well produced to be a local band; the instrumentation was quite lush and I’d guess that this person (or band) must have spent a few bob in the studio.
I’ve googled ‘Kissing Girls’ and nothing of interest comes up; I’d guess that the writer may have cleverly entitled his work something else, like ‘1,000 years of solitude’ or maybe ‘Absence of pucker’.
I’d like to hear the song again. I’d like to investigate the work of this artist to see if he’s got other stuff as good as the one I heard yesterday.
If there is any group of people on the planet equipped to help solve this mystery, it is surely the afterword massive.
Can anyone help?