Love Me Girl

Album: Odd Blood (2010)


  • Guitarist Anand Wilder explained to MTV News about this funky and pulsing number: "I wanted to do this loopy thing that would go over and over again, kind of like that final scene in Trainspotting, and then it would just drop into this R&B, Justin Timberlake-y kind of thing, which I made the melody by just creating MIDI notes on GarageBand with just a flute. That had some acoustic guitar on it... but then when we brought it Upstate, we added more synthetic elements, and we kind of decided the beat was going to be a dancehall thing, because we were listening to a lot [of it] and just kind of straight ripped off those songs."
  • Wilder (From Drowned In Sound): "I was trying to sing a song that Justin Timberlake would sing and the really long intro I wanted to be something like a late '90s Blur song, but then we reconceptualized it as an early '90s club anthem. We wanted it to sound like a future band, all these different things coming in, like there's even a country and western guitar in there, but then it all comes in with a kind of Beatles-esque chorus, very simple, clichéd."


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