TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 03, 2015 |
Posted by: Don Saas
There are songs that you hear and they make you think of specific films because they were in the soundtrack. It's tough to hear "The Weight" without immediately having The Big Chill spring to mind. And then there are songs that you hear and immediately think, "This needs to be in a movie ASAP." If Carly Rae Jepsen's "Run Away With Me" isn't scoring some big romantic moment in a movie in the next two years, Hollywood has failed. But some songs are different. They have a tone/mood/atmosphere that is so prescient that you can imagine them in a film that already exists. "Show Me The Way" by Korbee is one of those tracks.
With its pounding drums and churning lyrical imagery of rivers and and a tale of corrupted greed and desire, "Show Me The Way" immediately calls to mind Werner Herzog's opus, Aguirre, the Wrath of God. Not necessarily the actual tone of that film -- which is...bleak -- but that mythical, almost operatic notion of pulling yourself back from the brink of the own destructive whims of your own desires. The L.A. folk-poppers have worked with Daniel Jones of Savage Garden in the past, and it shows in the way the band can blend massive hooks with theatrical emotionality. We want to hear more from Korbee and soon.