by Duncan Sheik
~ Stick to the formula and hope for the best ~
The heavily strummed ’90s classic of Barely Breathing was a huge radio hit in the late ’90s, but this follow-up didn’t really register, in part because the change in tone probably turned off a lot of people who are expecting another up tempo strum-and-hum radio hit.
It’s still a decently heartfelt song that sounds like it should have been a good radio tune. Duncan Sheik was actually following the hard rock playbook of the previous decade: uptempo starter song, follow up with the ballad.
On a completely unrelated note, one of the guys I worked with at the Kinkos in Monterey looked just like Duncan Sheik.
All week long we’re bringing you the “other” single from someone who was widely-regarded as a one-hit wonder because of how big the first hit was.