I Can Change

Album: This Is Happening (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • On this track LCD leader James Murphy uses an acid beat to detail his marriage break-up. He told The Sun April 30, 2010; "I tried to do the best job I could with that song. I wanted to make it really beautiful and it's got a Jimmy Somerville falsetto. It's music of desperation. Everyone has their full range of emotions unless they're a sociopath. It's a desperate song but I don't think it's any more serious or heartfelt than any other."
  • At one stage Murphy had doubts about including this track on the record. He explained to The NME May 18, 2010: "I was constantly listening to the 'Sweet Dreams'-era Eurythmics stuff and Bronski beat and the first couple of OMD records. I was like, 'What's the worst that's gonna happen? People think I'm a simpering idiot? Fine.' But I panicked about it and I had Pat (Mahoney, drummer) come in. He loved it, and I trust Pat."

Comments: 2

  • Tony from San DiegoLove this song and album. James Murphy is the spokesman of Gen X, not Mr.Cobain. Can't believe there aren't more comments on this song.
  • Caitlyn from Royersford, PaRolling stone named this song #17 on it's list of the best songs of 2010, the album(This is Happening) #10 on its best albums list, and the video for drunk girls on the best videos list
    Alternative Press named the album as one of the 10 best of the year
    And the album came in at #3 on metacritic.com's best of the year countdown.

    Not bad for an aging hipster!
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