Good Evening

Songfacts®:

  • This is a track from WYWH, the fourth studio album by Swedish indie pop band, The Concretes. The title is an acronym for "Wish You Were Here."
  • Lead vocalist and drummer Lisa Milberg explained to CMU that this song is a tribute to a track by American rock band My Morning Jacket. Said Milberg: "I think Jim James from My Morning Jacket is a genius. He sings like an angel and is constantly pushing himself in new musical directions. Sometimes too far (listen to Highly Suspicious) but that's the beauty of it. Our song 'Good Evening' is an ode to their song 'Touch Me I'm Going To Scream Part Two'. Sexual frustration bottled up in disco. So that's a pretty straightforward influence right there."
  • Milberg was asked in the same interview how she creates a track. She replied: "That depends on the track. Some I just find lying around in my mouth, others I have to lure out like you do with a cat; pretend you don't care and wait for it to come to you and snuggle up against your legs. Others still I have to take serious action to finish. I find myself doing things in my life I probably wouldn't have done if it wasn't for the sake of the chorus."

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