BY PAUL CORSI, Staff Columnist

Song: Paradise
Artist: Coldplay
Album: Mylo Xyloto
Label: EMI Records Ltd.
Release: October 2011

As the days grow shorter and colder, it seems that we’ll never again feel the warming embrace of summer’s glow. Coldplay makes me a believer–a believer in Paradise. This song off of their latest album sounds almost angelic, in typical Coldplay fashion. It’s highly produced, and the payoff is big. I feel like from time to time we can all relate to the message in the song—we all dream of happiness.


Song: Waiting on You
Artist: Farewell Milwaukee
Album: When It Sinks In
Label: 2011 Farewell Milwaukee
Release: May 2011

One of my favorite bands that I’ve come across while working at the radio station is Farewell Milwaukee. There’s just something about a heartache that sounds so sweet when it’s put to their Americana music. If you’re a fan of Blitzen Trapper, you’re going to want to check these guys out. Waiting on You tells the classic tale of “I love her, but she doesn’t love me.” Even though the girl in question doesn’t seem to return any of the feelings, the boy is still singing about his unchanging, broken love that is just for her.


Song: I’da Called You Woody, Joe
Artist: The Gaslight Anthem
Album: Sink or Swim
Label: XOXO Records
Release: May 2007

Our Flashback Track of the Week is The Gaslight Anthem’s I’da Called You Woody, Joe. These punk rockers really know how to turn poetry into raw rock. My personal interpretation of the song is of somebody trying to feel alive, and trying to find some sort of an outlet. Of course, there’s mention of heartache: “They was there when my summers was high, there when she left me alone.” Whether you write a song about it, or just run until you can’t breathe anymore, you’ve got to get it out. You’re doing alright.