Looking Up
by Eels

Album: Tomorrow Morning (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single from the album Tomorrow Morning by Eels, an American rock band formed and fronted by singer/songwriter Mark Oliver Everett. The record is the third in a trilogy of concept albums also including Hombre Lobo and End Times. Whilst Hombre Lobo dealt with desire and unrequited love and End Times with themes of aging, divorce and loss, Tomorrow Morning is a redemptive collection of songs, in which Everett expresses a more optimistic outlook. In this song, for instance, he proclaims that "now I'm feeling sweet, back on my feet."
  • The three albums change musically as well as thematically. Everett explained to Spinner UK how the musical aspect of each album reflects that particular record's concept. Said the Eels mainman: "Well, for Hombre Lobo, the idea of desire and lust equaled the electric guitar. And for End Times, for loss, I thought it should be more of a traditional singer-songwriter, alone in his basement with an acoustic guitar approach. And then, with Tomorrow Morning originally, my idea was I wanted to do a very warm album, a celebration of the things I like about life and the world. I also had always wanted to make an album that was pretty electronic, but I always thought that would be a colder kind of album because of the nature of the sound - the kind of music that is normally made with those instruments. And then one day it occurred to me: What if I combine these two ideas? The electronic idea and the warm, celebration idea. And then I got excited because then it kinda becomes its own thing."

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