I don’t know why I never blogged about SELF before because — next to Weezer, Fountains of Wayne, Sean Lennon, and Cibo Matto — their music was a huge part in the late ’90s to mid ’0s bracket of my life’s soundtrack (pardon me for being overly dramatic here but it’s the truth). If you haven’t heard of SELF before, they are an alternative pop/rock band from Tennessee who had quite an underground following for their fun and funky electronica-grounded music, most of which they released totally for free on their now-defunct website Selfies.com.
This is Love is one of my absolute favorite SELF songs. It’s part of their 8th album, a B-side compilation titled Porno, Mint & Grime which was released as a completely for free internet-only album in 2005 (and, lucky for you, is still available on their site through the powers of the Wayback Machine.) The song is only 2 minutes & 18 seconds short. It’s sweet. It’s summery. It’s bubble-gummy-puppy-lovey oh I don’t know what to write anymore, you’ll just have to hear it for yourself.
Since the album is free, I’ve included all the lyrics so you can sing along to the video below (believe me you will WANT to sing along!).
Come away with me, it’s a surprise Everything I see through your eyes Is just as lovely as the day I first fell for you
And you can count on me For each and every little thing Hey love, you can hold me and mold me But I’ll still be the same
On a distant sea far away from The unimportant things, just the shoreline And this love we feel I can prove it Can you prove it to me?
And I can count on you For each and every thing that you do Hey love, you can shake me or break me But I’ll always be true
Cause this is love This is love
Please please please give it a listen. Right. Now.
Like it? Can you imagine using it in your wedding? If you ask me, I think it makes a fantastic upbeat first dance song! Download it for free here.