Archive | Jun 02, 2018

Certain Songs #1226: Nada Surf – “When I Was Young”

Album: The Stars Are Indifferent to Astronomy
Year: 2012

After The Weight is a Gift, Nada Surf issueed a pair of really good records — 2008’s Lucky and 2010’s all-covers If I Had a Hi-Fi — before finally putting it all together for their best album, 2012’s The Stars Are Indifferent To Astronomy.

And while most of the songs are uptempo clarion calls like “Clear Eye Clouded Mind” and “Waiting For Something” — the dynamic pair that open the record — my favorite was the “When I Was Young,” which eschews tempo for a wistful beauty and a set of lyrics that are pretty fucking happy.