“Shelia” sounds like John Lennon, it just has that sensibility. A shuffling beat and dramatic and romantic lyrics give this track by Bradford Cox/Atlas Sound that Lennon-flair. “No one wants to die alone.” How true and over used is that line? Yet, with what feels like timeless style, Cox makes it seem new.
Also, what is it with all these songs lately named after a woman, I mean, I get it, we are muses, but my real question is are these made up names? Who is Shelia? And yesterday’s Elliott Smith song, “Cecilia/Amanda,” who are they?
In the comments, name your favorite tracks named after a woman.
Atlas Sound: Shelia
This song is off the recently released on Kranky album, Logos.