Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye

Train is sounding like they may have finally found an ongoing solid niche in the adult pop world. Pat Monahan, the group's lead vocalist, portrays the hipster romantic who is just a bit overwhelmed by the concept of relationships in convincing fashion. This time mariachi horns are added to the uptempo pop-rock to echo the failed relationship in the lyrics. Listen a bit more closely and a parody of romantic backup vocals adds just the right touch to a song which is not quite novelty. 

Train - 50 Ways to Say Goodbye printable sheet music - CLICK HERE


One of the most clever elements of "50 Ways To Say Goodbye" is the shift between the straightforward musical production when the words are serious for a moment, "I want to be the one you're dying to love," and the uptempo tackiness of the music when we hear the litany of potential lies. Train's major career resurgence with five top 10 adult pop hits since 2009 is not a fluke. It comes on the heels of dedication to a particular style of pop-rock aimed at the angst of 30-somethings.

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