Hamilton, ON’s Burn The Louvre has unveiled their eighth single from their album, Silhouettes. The band has been releasing one song per month since January in a unique process of launching their album.
The single, “Dumb,” is a fun punk-inspired tune that takes a humorous look at the end of a relationship, where the protagonist wishes anything but the best for his former flame.
Lead singer Jordan Speare shares,
“Dumb” is about an ex-girlfriend of mine. It’s actually more about me than it is about her. It’s a humourous look at the end of a relationship where the protagonist in the song wishes anything but the best for his departed lover, yet still finds himself missing her (to his own disgust). The result is a fun folk punk meets garage rock tune that even features an appearance from the humble cowbell.”
Being the eighth track we’ve covered from Burn The Louvre, I somewhat knew what to expect, but the band always throws some curveballs. “Dumb” features a cowbell, so that right there is a curveball if I do say so myself.
Jordan’s vocals are fun as usual, but on this track, the lyrics possess a sing-a-long vibe. The chorus, “Thinking I’m not as dumb as I thought I was,” which repeats four times, quickly became etched in my brain.
Burn The Louvre has yet again unveiled a song that tells a story that many will connect with. Burn The Louvre has a way of creating music that could easily appeal to anyone, and this is a prime example.
Their matter-of-fact style of storytelling strongly appeals to me. “Dumb” is another great addition to the album, adding to previous singles, “Lost With You,” “Hey Stacey,” and “Achilles’ Heel.”
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