Alt Rock Autumn; October 6th
Yesterday was a good day, today we take a step back.
Yesterday was a pretty solid day. Today, not so much, at least to this point. I just took a test in quantitative methods for management and the only way I can describe it is I feel as if I was punched in the mouth. Fucking brutal.
With that being said, I’m trying to figure out if I want to listen to sad Alt Rock to just wallow in my sorrows for an hour or upbeat Alt Rock to get out of my funk.
Ya know what, I’ll go with something mellow to listen to before practice. Welcome to the countdown Weezer.
Island In The Sun feels like the perfect vibe I need right now while I lay in my rack and just zone out until three o’clock.
The hit was released in 2001 on the Weezer (Green Album) and is the fourth track, wedged right between Hash Pipe and Crab. While the song has kind of grown over time, it didn’t have a huge impact on the charts when it first dropped.
The highest that Island In The Sun reached on any chart was fifth on the UK Rock & Metal Charts. In the states, Island In The Sun hit eleventh on the U.S. Adult Alternative Airplay and eight on the Adult Alternative Songs chart in 2001 and 2002.
Weezer made not one, but two music videos for Island In The Sun. Version One was of a Mexican wedding directed by Marcos Siega and the other was of different animals and was directed by Spike Jonze.
The light guitar that plays through the song with the consistent drum beat work wonders when you’re trying to relax. Even in the music video closed captions, it’s written in as “relaxed rock music”.
Island In The Sun falls perfectly in the Alt Rock Autumn category because it reminds me of a warm and sunny fall day where you’re outside relaxing or doing something with your family. You’ve got the sun on your face, nice and warm. Makes you feel like you’re in a movie.
Yeah, I really need these good vibes. If you’re reading this, send good vibes for me for Friday because I have a marketing test Friday.