I promise to blog about our new news (what? Pregnant? Wasn't even trying? Well no, not THAT month, anyway) on my other blog, Bastante Bien, hopefully in the next day or two. It's been a bit crazy since November when we confirmed that Geoffrey and I are indeed, "in a family way," and with two classes and teaching one seminar, well, my procrastination talent kicks into high gear.
That's not entirely true, of course. Geoffrey's been amazing, sorting through all of our books and toys to essentially DE-feather our nest before our little one arrives. And over the weekend, while we were sorting through cookbooks (so many cookbooks!) I heard the new BNL single, "You Run Away." I didn't even think about it until the DJ announced it was a new BNL song (I was listening to 96.7 btw - I love me some crazy Canadian programming). Hunh. I was a bit underwhelmed, but with BNL, I find that I have to be beat over the head with it a few times and then I'm sold.
So here's the official release via YouTube:
I know that many of the comments on this song (there are already a few on the video) will include a lament about Steven Page leaving the band last year. For me, it does seem as though this song is missing an element of dense harmonization I had come to expect and love from BNL. But on this song, I think it's on purpose. A sort of acknowledgement of loss, of change, of moving on. I'm not sure who is singing which part, but it mostly sounds like Ed is harmonizing with himself.
That's not to say that all future songs will sound like this. This brilliant acoustic version of "For You" with Ed and Kevin shows that they'll be just fine. Things change.
There will be a lot of changes coming over the next few months. I hope to be better about sharing them with you here and in my other blog. See you soon!