On Wednesday afternoon, Detriot pop-rock band Squid The Whale released their new single entitled “The German Affair”. The song features Benjamin Liebsch of You, Me and Everyone We Know and was produced by Kory Gable who has worked with artists such as Strike Anywhere and The Dangerous Summer. As a Squid The Whale and You, Me and Everyone We Know fan, I was more than excited about the release and many other fans in the fanbase were, too. Not only did we as fans get a new song, but we also realized that this is the first song that Liebsch has been featured and/or released since his last album, “Things Are Really Weird Right Now,” which came out in May of 2011.
Check out what else our girl Tiffany had to say about the new track from STW below.
The track starts off with an upbeat guitar riff that leads into the drums and frontman Bradley Walden on the first verse. The song tells the story of an artist being trapped by a music company and the struggles that the artist deals with are portrayed through the lines “I found a way around the rules, for company that we could choose but they forced, our hands.” and “words won’t come out, talent don’t compel and I can’t see the cards they dealt me”. By the end of the song, we see that this “artist” has finally rebelled against the record company (who is being portrayed as the man) and is happily taking his punishment in the final line; “I’m a dead man smiling on his way to be hung”.
The turnout of this song has been deemed as a success with comments about the song not only complimenting the voices of Liebsch and Walden together, but also how it gives off a nostalgic feel of the bands first record, “A Worrisome Voyage Through Inclement Weather,” which was released back in 2010.
I am personally a fan of this song and Squid The Whale and give this song a 5/5. I am also anticipating any new releases that they have coming out in the near future.