If you are awake at 2:00 am, there aren’t many television options, unless you enjoy infomercials. Last night, the best available option was to watch a music video channel. The second video was the song “Cups” by Anna Kendrick. It was entertaining, but caused one of those “tip-of-the-tongue” frustrations when you can’t quite recall a song that you know. This morning, after a second cup of coffee, the recall occurred.
The oft repeated lyric in “Cups” is “You’re gonna miss me when I’m gone,” which is also featured in another recently released song, but one with a video that is far from the dexterity-intensive approach of the Anna Kendrick video. The song is “We’re All Dead” by Folks, and the video is a sequence of pictures of people who are no longer with us.
The member of Folks are Scott Anderson (vocals), Michael Beasley (guitar), Thom Fripp (guitar), Harry Gumery (bass), Wil Ackroyd (keys) and Elliot Barlow (drums).
Both songs have their places, but we vote for Folks.
Anna Kendrick - the song starts at 1:15