This is a great single for me to listening to right now.
Yes, it’s true, folks: this is indeed a single consisting mainly of a Postal Service cover. Remember the Postal Service? They were Ben “Gibby’s and the Amazing Death Caberooni” Gibbard’s blippy electronic side project from that brief hopeful period between when we realized that Y2K wasn’t a thing and before we realized 9/11 would be.
“Such Great Heights” is a simpering, sweet love song that comes through on the basis of lines like “I am thinking it’s a sign / That the freckles in your eyes are mirror images / And when we kiss they’re perfectly aligned,” and this is a breathy, slow, acoustic cover perfect for inclusion in some romantic comedy, which is probably how this EP came to be.
Originally, this space was filled with me being sad about my relationship, but in respect to Ayn Rand’s comedy novel We The Living, I should probably shu’p, this being a public-facing and all.
And the B-sides are live in studio versions of fellow soundtrack wifeswapper “The Trapeze Swinger” and equally sexy “Naked As We Came.” So be sure to listen and get the blood buttered details. Because, as my girlfriend always says (earlier today): “I want to roll the dice on finding someone I love as much as I love you, but who can also commit to having kids.”
7 / 10