Most pop songs about love are fixated with the fleeting early stages. Of course they are. It’s where the emotions are most heightened and intense. From ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ to ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ and beyond, songwriters are preoccupied with capturing the giddiness of those first flushes.
But what about those of us in long-term relationships? Domesticity and taking the bins out don’t have quite the same allure when it comes to penning a tune, which is what makes this track stand out all the more.
Since Arab Strap broke up around a decade ago, frontman Aidan Moffat has made a couple of albums with jazzer Bill Wells. I think this, in particular, might be the most poignant and beautiful song about a long-term relationship I’ve ever heard. How about you?