January 28th, 2014 1:45pm

Here’s To A Truth We Knew

TV on the Radio “Million Miles”

For some reason I didn’t really notice that TV on the Radio actually released a couple singles last year – I thought that blogs were just posting live videos of unfinished songs and I generally ignore that kind of thing. But no, “Million Miles” came out for real last summer, and it’s one of the best songs they’ve ever done. It’s a ballad that mourns the ending of a once lovely relationship, which is a topic they’ve touched on before in Tunde Adebimpe’s “You.” But whereas that song expresses confusion as to how and why it happened, Kyp Mallone’s perspective is both far more sentimental and hugely pessimistic. By the end of the song he’s so defeated by realizing that all love eventually fades away that he’s swearing it off forever – “Don’t you let love break your heart / Givin’ all your power to a flame that falls apart.” But in context, you can sense that his words are very hollow, and he’d easily fall in love all over again without hesitation.

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