November 5, 2010

Crystal Castles - "Not In Love" (featuring Robert Smith)

and we were lovers, now we can't be friends, fascination ends, here we go again. oh oh oh cause it's cold outside, when you coming home. cause it's hot inside, isn't that enough.

I love me some electronica, but I can be incredibly picky about which bands I let into my life. I've never even been the hugest fan of Crystal Castles, nor did I ever anticipate writing a QuickCrit post about them, but I'm pretty sure enlisting the help of Cure front-man Robert Smith for a refurbished "Not In Love" may just be an excellent exception. A depressing song high on uppers, this danceable track sounds like a long lost 80s song that would be perfect for the end credits of a long lost 80s movie. Or, at least one I'd want to watch. It's a melange of 80s downer, new wave, electronica and definitely gets its synth on in all the right places. In fact, it's synthly wonderful. I'm not even sure if I'd love this song as much if Robert Smith didn't lend his earnest vocals meets five seconds away from an emotional breakdown signature that he does so well, but "Not In Love" perfectly complements the gloominess I always feel whenever Indian summer ends, November rain hits and a wintry East Coast is imminent. I am not in love with the aforementioned, but I am in love with "Not In Love."