Wednesday, April 25, 2018

“Killer” by Coleman Hell – A Song Review

     Coleman Hell is the sole member in the category. Indie Obsessive appreciates production-driven singles, but normally leaves their reviews to bloggers with more knowledge about the genre and the required skillset. The exception is Coleman Hell. “Killer” is his third song that has compelled us to write a post.

     Coleman Hell is a singer/songwriter/producer from Thunder Bay, Ontario. He is currently based in Toronto. Coleman exploded onto the music scene with the release of the banjo-sampling single “2 Heads.” Tracks such as “Fireproof” (with its harmonica sampling) and “Manic” (with its exploration of mental health issues) showed that the attention was well deserved. “Killer” maintains the momentum.

      Coleman stated, “Writing ‘Killer’ was about capturing a vibe. I wanted to make something to soundtrack a late night.” Sign us up. The song has infectious energy, but is not afraid to jump tempos, including a downtempo “We ain't sleepin' all night.” The percussion in “Killer” heavily relies upon finger snaps, with the instruments more often functioning as the rhythm section than as the means for defining the melody.

     “Killer” by Coleman Hell


Lyrics of “Killer” by Coleman Hell (some “best guesses”)
I get romantic when my blood turns into alcohol
Killer, killer
Our love's a natural disaster
It's an act of God
Killer, killer

Killer, killer, killer
Killer
Killer, killer, killer

I just want you to stay naked all day
Show me why
You’ll be mine
Wondering all day
I say, ooh, baby, kill 'em
Ooh, ooh, baby, kill 'em
Killer, killer

When I'm watching you get ready for work
I pretend it's a spin
Tease in reverse
I say, ooh, baby, kill 'em, ooh, ooh, baby, kill 'em
Killer, killer

I got addicted to your kiss
It was a gateway drug
Killer, killer
My heart's in critical condition
When we're making love
Killer, killer

Killer, killer, killer
Killer
Killer, killer, killer

I just want you to stay naked all day
Show me why
You’ll be mine
Wondering all day
 
I say, ooh, baby, kill 'em
Ooh, ooh, baby, kill 'em
Killer, killer
When I'm watching you get ready for work
I pretend it's a spin
Tease in reverse
I say, ooh, baby, kill 'em, ooh, ooh, baby, kill 'em
Killer, killer

We ain't sleepin' all night
We ain't sleepin' all night
No
We ain't sleepin' all night
Killer, killer, killer

Killer, killer, killer
Killer
Killer, killer, killer

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