Peter Zirbs – Let’s Fail. Super World Indie Tune Of The Day 22.11.2018.
Samuel Beckett’s wrote the story “Worstward Ho” in 1983. It gave us the famous mantra “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” I’d like to think that if Sam had decided to form an electro-pop outfit at the same time that he might have written a song like “Let’s Fail’. I would certainly have enjoyed him grooving with Legs & Co on Top Of The Pops.
Peter Zirbs has created an irresistible catchy paean to fatalism and defeat. “I wish I could ride a horse – but I can’t.”. Not many songs can start with this line. And it just gets better from there. It’s a catalog of broken dreams. The glacial, emotionless vocals perfectly match the mood. It ends “As long as we keep tryin’ we gonna feel we are alive, Come on and fail one more time.” It’s a coded message from a wild optimist and it makes me smile. Got to be in my Top 10 tunes of the year. ‘Let’s Fail’ is taken from the album ‘What If We Don’t Exist?’ out now on Fabrique Records.
Beckett continued “First the body. No. First the place. No. First both. Now either. Now the other. Sick of the either try the other. Sick of it back sick of the either. So on. Somehow on. Till sick of both. Throw up and go. Where neither. Till sick of there. Throw up and back. The body again. Where none. The place again. Where none. Try again. Fail again. Better again. Or better worse. Fail worse again. Still worse again. Till sick for good. Throw up for good. Go for good. Where neither for good. Good and all.”
Maybe not a wild optimist.
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