A melodic vibe connects The Cure’s 1987 “Just like Heaven” and the current “Adults Are Talking” by New York band The Strokes, and although both are energy driven, their messages go in different directions.
When The Cure’s Robert Smith, (a Boomer!), co-wrote “Just Like Heaven,” the group’s first major American hit, he was inspired by a romantic trip to the sea-side with the woman he would eventually marry.
Spinning on that dizzy edge/
Kissed her face and kissed her head
Dreamed of all the different ways, I had to make her glow
Coming from a less romantic and more political and dense emotional space, The Strokes lead singer Julian Casablancas pleads:
Don’t go there ’cause you’ll never return
But then it don’t make sense when you’re trying hard
To do the right thing but without recompense
The Strokes latest is #15 on the Adult Alt Chart, and is the follow up to “Bad Decisions” (Boomer Music Update https://boomermusicupdate.com/?s=the+strokes )