The Sun Ain't Shining No More

Album: The Asteroids Galaxy Tour (2008)

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  • Lars Iversen of The Asteroids Galaxy Tour told us: "The lyrics are very naïve on that song, telling the simple story of this lonely girl that is looking for fast love, and then it just breaks her heart. I think many people can relate to that feeling. The way I wrote lyrics back then, they were more quirky and spontaneous, like telling this fast story of this girl. She's a sad girl."
  • Much like "Boogie Wonderland," this is a tale of loneliness set to very upbeat music. Lars explains: "Even though many of our songs have this uplifting feeling to them, many of our lyrics have serious or sad undertones, like loneliness and feeling like you don't belong to a certain group of people, but you're doing what you believe in and you have to believe in it to actually do it. We like to blend those two feelings together, so you don't have to have a really bad, crying song with sad lyrics. It can be the other way around, it can have sad lyrics on a happy song. That goes really well sometimes."
  • The Asteroids Galaxy Tour are a Danish group led by Iversen and vocalist Mette Lindberg. They were influenced by American Soul and Jazz music of the '60s and '70s, but have a distinctive way of creating songs, as Iversen will layer lots of quick samples to create an unusual sound. (Read more from Lars in our Asteroids Galaxy Tour interview.)

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