SCORE THIS is a series featuring great new music from indie artists with suggestions on mainstream use of the song.
[SCORE THIS] TEN FÉ – ELODIE
When a song has the ability to transport you to a place you’ve never been to but makes me think you have, that’s a powerful impact. Ten Fé’s newest offering in “Elodie” took me for a ride through America’s heartland. I’ve never done that kind of drive before but if I were, listening to “Elodie” would cement that journey. Interestingly enough, the London-based duo, Ben Moorhouse and Leo Duncan, got their inspiration while watching “dark, nostalic films like Place Beyond the Pines and Drive” where that “bleak, expansive portrayal of America crept into the psyche.” That’s a damn perfect explanation and it really showed in the song. The undeniably Springsteen-sounding track makes you want to roll down your windows of your Chevy while blasting this song in between Tom Petty’s “Free Falling” and Jefferson Starship “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now.”
Score This: as part of the Drive 2 Soundtrack (doesn’t exist yet but there should be one), used in a driving-across-the-country montage, or in movies like Boyhood.
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