Monday, November 13, 2006

Finn Brothers: Won't Give In

Neil and Tim Finn are both blessed with that rarest of gifts: singer-songwriters who can retain a genuine artistic sensibility while having a nose for commercial, chart-friendly melodies. This songwriting acumen has resulted in brilliant standards like "I Got You", "Weather With You", "Persuasion", "She Will Have Her Way", and of course, the deathless "Don't Dream It's Over".

This video clip for their superb 2004 comeback single, "Won't Give In" (their first one under the Finn Brothers name since 1995) has a similar concept to the much-celebrated "Everybody Hurts" by R.E.M., albeit with a less heavy-handed approach, and a more optimistic, knowing tone. Check it out here.


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