I’m not a man and “’Cause I’m a Man” is my theme song of the summer. Is it premature to say Currents is going to be the best album of 2015? Probably, considering there is still six more months of the year and I’ve only heard four songs off the album, but I’m sort of tempted to say it anyway.
Tame Impala has always had a mystified, 60’s psychedelic rock sound that is unlike anything else that exists, but this album might be even more original than ever before. Based on the singles, the synth-electronic 60’s and 70’s vibe is alive and more present than ever, and I’m about it.
The lyrics are smart as they describe the pains of breaking someone’s heart.
“said I know that I’ll be happier, and I know you will too, eventually.”
And “‘Cause I’m a Man” is basically a girlfriend/wife’s dream response to a man doing anything wrong. Every lyric in the song is laced with truth, humor and cleverness, as I’m sure the rest of the album will be.