Alt Rock Autumn; October 25th
It's a rainy day.
This week is kind of crappy. The weather here in Buzzards Bay absolutely stinks and the Alt Rock Autumn series will be coming to an end on Sunday, so let’s end this series that I’ve had a blast doing with a bang.
Today we’ll be looking at a band that is on the upturn and is one of the few groups that is keeping Alt Rock alive.
Cage The Elephant is making their first appearance to the series with their hit song Cigarette Daydreams.
Cigarette Daydreams is the tenth song from the bands third studio album, Melophobia which came out in October of 2013 and was recorded from 2012 to 2013 in Nashville.
In 2013 and 2014, the song hit number two on the U.S. Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart, number two on the U.S. Rock Airplay chart, and six on the Canadian Rock charts. On the year end charts, the song hit eighteen on the U.S. Rock Airplay Songs chart.
It reached platinum in America and was silver in UK.
The song has a light guitar at the beginning that reminds me of a Train song for some odd reason. That same light guitar plays throughout the song and has soft drums pick up throughout the song which is a pretty nice touch.
The main reason I’m highlighting this song is because it’s made a big return this year through Tik Tok.
Many users use the audio for POV videos, especially the lyrics “No time at all, I followed you into the hall, Cigarette daydream, You were only seventeen”.
Cigarette Daydreams is a fairly sad tune as it is about two people with depression. A man, Matt Shultz the bands lead singer, with depression trying to help a girl who is depressed, but he only gets pushed away.
The girl in the song tries to escape reality by smoking cigarettes and daydreaming about maybe a better life or just a better situation.