“Seasons (Waiting On You)” – Future Islands


Sometimes great songs get an extra push from a video or nationally televised performance. This is a fine example of that phenomenon, as the band’s performance on Letterman last spring nearly broke the Internet.[1]

But that performance should not hide that this is a great song even without Samuel T. Herring’s wacky stage presence. It is a simple, yet forceful, statement on the perils of trying to change, or change for, someone that you love.

Seasons change,
But I’ve grown tired of trying to change for you

20 – “Black And White” – Parquet Courts
19 – “I Got Knocked Down (But I’ll Get Up)” – School Of Seven Bells
18 – “We Only Come Out At Night” – Sugar Stems
17 – “Too True To Be Good” – Dum Dum Girls
16 – “Milwaukee” – The Both
15 – “New Skin” – Torres

  1. Which meant there had to be a backlash that insisted the performance, and the song, really weren’t that good.  ↩