Music has many ways of drawing in a listener. At times, you connect with lyrics that can help you through tough times in your life. Then, there are those powerhouse singers whose voice grabs your attention. However, sometimes you’re just in the mood for a fun song to jam out to in the car. Jukebox The Ghost, the power pop trio from Washington D.C, has made a career out of doing just that. Sounding like a cross between the band fun and Ben Folds Five, Jukebox The Ghost returns this year with their fifth album ‘Off To The Races￼.’
This song plays on a experience that resonates with listeners, one of being so enamored and captivated with someone that you become blind to their flaws. Singer Ben Thornewill narrates the feeling of receiving someone’s adoration and praise by sarcastically comparing himself to Fred Astaire.
“Those eyes, damn those eyes, they get me every time
Those eyes, in those eyes, I can do no crime
When I dance like I don’t care
You call me Fred Astaire”
While Jukebox The Ghost is mostly known as a piano front band, Tommy Siegel’s guitar skills and fun hand claps are the backbone of this jam. The chorus is a spastic call and answer with Thornewill singing at a rapid fire. It’s a song certain to get stuck in your head, and one that you will want to sing along with right away.
The band has just started a tour in support of their new album. They will be on the road through the end of the summer all over the country. Check out their website for all of their tour dates. Listen to “Fred Astaire” below and let me know what you think!