Ps I Love You
December 12, 2010 by Post Team
Ps I Love You, From time to time you hear of a band having disputes with its founder or most important player – the core group – and decide to build without him or her in the fold. Paul Saulnier is in the fortunate position almost certainly never have to endure such an ordeal with PS I love you because its very name inevitably brings its creator. In nod to his initials, so tongue-in-cheek, Saulnier said: “If it was going to be something experimental pop indulgence I do, it should be named after me.” Guitarist / singer speak with a quiet humility – a notion that is inconsistent with the enthusiasm of sparkling PSILY.
Started in 2005, it did not take too long to spend PSILY show the namesake of a man in a duet because, as Saulnier said: “My performances have been solo has always been disastrous.” Adding Benjamin Nelson on drums indie rock expanded Saulnier, and brain of the band will not close the door to a third member next day. “I do not think I’m a musician difficult to work with, but I’m really especially the way I want a group sound. Benjamin kind of events, like magic, “he said.” It worked so well that I did not want to return it to be just myself. ”
Swing Kingston, Ontario, Canada-based duo between vigorous, energetic and playful collapse forward into the heart-sinking misery. In both cases, a sense of vulnerability remains. PSILY debut LP, “Meet Me at the Muster Station, bears the fingerprints of the 80 post-punk and indie rock of the 90s, referring to The Chameleons, Built to Spill, and Life, The Thermals’ latest stab despair.
Saulnier invests a lot of gray matter in the realization of hooks swimming around his head. “This may seem a bit flaky, but when I write a song, I sort of imagine how I want it to sound on a record or [in] a real context. It’s almost like when you get a song pop radio stuck in your head, “he explains.” It’s almost like writing psychic: He gets stuck in my head and I gotta happen in real life or I’ll go crazy. ”
There is an interesting juxtaposition between two important elements: The music is tense and executed with confidence, but the desperate voice Saulnier does not retain its strength. Instead, he wears a DIY feel unrefined and revealing. “I probably do not put enough thought and effort into my voice. I do my best to sing on key. I’ve never really been a good singer,” he said. “The only way I can convince me to start singing is not to give a kiss and just do it. I’m channeling something more pure expression of emotion or mental, not so much express or even music. ”
The concept of emotional honesty appears again as the guitarist looks at what he wants his group to eventually achieve. “There is this feeling somewhere between loves or being in a dream, like all your emotions at once. It’s not overwhelming. You’re just really open and in the moment. That’s the kind of what I’m after, “said Saulnier.”It becomes less about the particular words the feeling when they are mixed together [with music]. When we play live, the guitar is hard, but I think it’s not hurting you. It is more just go inside of you. Fortunately, it can arouse a feeling that you forgot. “
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