My Top 1000 Songs #197: Hazy Jane II
And while I loved it all, there was something different about "Hazy Jane II," off his sophomore work, 1971's Bryter Later. Yes, it's probably his most straightforwardly poppy song, the catchy hook, jangly guitars, and gentle horns feeling ensconced in Burt Bacharach territory. But there was also this eerie sense of familiarity about it. On that very first listen, it sounded like something I instinctively knew I'd heard before.
Was it possible that I'd overheard at some earlier point in life, a song that hadn't consciously registered at the time but I immediately recognized when I spun up the record some years later? Or did Drake just conjure up a wonderful ditty that touched on a subconscious Jungian vibe and thus within seconds felt like something I'd been playing in my head for years and years?
Dunno. Great song.
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