Sean Ono Lennon: Friendly Fire Review

10. On Again Off Again

Favourite lyric: And just as the moon knows, it cannot always glow through every evening

This is certainly not a bad song, and I can appreciate the fact that it would have held a lot more originality than a lot of other music being released at the time. The chorus is clearly the most tuneful part of the song, but even then it wasn’t as strong as some of the other choruses on this album.

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9. Headlights

Favourite lyric: Not everyone loves to be afraid, cause nothing feels better than ok

Headlights is a nice melody with pretty lyrics and soothing vocals, however these factors are more emphasised in other songs across the album.

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8. Wait For Me

Favourite lyric: You can’t regret what you forget, if only you could forget it

This song felt a lot less complex in terms of production as opposed to it’s predecessor Dead Meat, and maybe that’s why it’s a bit further down the list. Cause since then I had another listen and suddenly it became a more enjoyable listen. I also took note of it’s incredible vocal variety.

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7. Friendly Fire

Favourite lyric: Waves don’t wonder when you’re drowning under the sea, so don’t look for me

Here I present you the song that grows on you the most from the album, to the point that I kind of regret putting it so far down. I think after listening to the masterpiece of Parachute, Friendly Fire felt quite underwhelming.

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6. Tomorrow

Favourite lyric: But today can we pretend it’s not too late? Today can we pretend?

You can tell right from the intro that this song is a lot different to previous tracks, generating a musical-like feel. It ironically feels like a response to Yesterday by the Beatles, with Tomorrow Never Came (Lennon’s 2017 collaboration with Lana Del Rey) being the heartbreaking follow-up. The song is short and sweet, landing somewhat in the middle of my ranking.

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5. Would I Be The One

Favourite lyric: Would I be the one to bring back the tears from your eyes

Initially I found this song a little repetitive but soon realised that it has a strong enough melody to override this, along with an astounding piano instrumental that I wasn’t quite expecting. Overall it’s a really fascinating and enjoyable listen, with some absurd lyrics that seem to be open to many interpretations.

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4. Falling Out Of Love

Favourite lyric: I’ve lost my way, don’t follow me, I’ve lost my way

Ever thought about ABBA and Queen collaborating? Well Falling Out Of Love is the perfect blend of the two infamous groups’ music. How a song with little lyrics holds such a strong meaning, I will never know.

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3. Dead Meat

Favourite lyric: Do you think they’ll believe us, or you?

What a fantastic start to album. The title took me aback, but the atmosphere of the song built by the textured production and euphonic vocals felt quite the opposite of what I imagined it would.

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2. Spectacle

Favourite lyric: Well I thought you were shallow, but then I fell in deep

Never did I ever think I would hear such beautiful lyrics of reminiscence, making me feel nostalgia for something that I’ve never even experienced. The lyrics here are spectacular, so much so that I wanted to take another closer listen instead of listening to the next song.

You can listen to the song here:

1. Parachute

Favourite lyric: You had to bring me down, we had some fun before we hit the ground

Feels so familiar, and dream pop like, giving off feelings of warmth and comfort. I’m absolutely in love with the chorus and can guarantee that you will not regret taking a listen. Whilst I love Spectacle and Dead Meat, Parachute won by far as it is such an obvious favourite to have, with elements of addictiveness that make me want to play it again and again and again and again.

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