Cage The Elephant is an American rock band that has been making waves in the indie scene since their debut album in 2008. Their fourth studio album, Tell Me I'm Pretty, was released in December 2015 and produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. The album showcases the band's versatility and creativity, as they explore different genres and influences, from garage rock to blues rock.
The album opens with \"Cry Baby\", a catchy and energetic song that sets the tone for the rest of the record. The song features distorted guitars, pounding drums, and Matt Shultz's expressive vocals. The lyrics deal with the struggles of growing up and finding your identity in a chaotic world. The chorus goes: \"They say I'm just a cry baby / I can't do this on my own / They say I'm just a cry baby / Yeah, I don't think I'll ever grow\".
The next track, \"Mess Around\", is the lead single from the album and one of the most upbeat and fun songs on the record. The song is inspired by the classic rock and roll of the 60s and 70s, with a simple but catchy riff and a sing-along chorus. The song also pays homage to the French filmmaker Georges MÃliÃs, whose movies are featured in the music video. The lyrics are about having fun and living in the moment, as Matt sings: \"Don't think about it too much / Don't make a big deal out of nothing / Just mess around\".
The album then slows down with \"Sweetie Little Jean\", a ballad that tells the story of a missing girl who was Matt's childhood friend. The song is emotional and haunting, with a piano-driven melody and a string arrangement. The lyrics are based on a true story that happened in Matt's hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He sings: \"Sweetie little Jean where did you go / Everyone's been looking high and low / And I've been waiting by the telephone / Sweetie little Jean where did you go\"
The next song, \"Too Late To Say Goodbye\", is another slow-tempo track that deals with a toxic relationship. The song has a dark and moody atmosphere, with a bluesy guitar solo and a distorted vocal effect. The lyrics are about being trapped in a cycle of abuse and manipulation, as Matt sings: \"You say you love me but then you turn and walk away / All for love you have to leave me / You always leave me too late to say goodbye\".
The album then picks up the pace again with \"Cold Cold Cold\", a rock anthem that sounds like a mix of The Beatles and The Black Keys. The song has a catchy hook and a groovy rhythm section, with some psychedelic elements. The lyrics are about feeling lost and confused in life, as Matt sings: \"Doctor look into my eyes / I've been breathing air but there's no sign of life / Doctor the problem's in my chest / My heart feels cold as ice but it's anybody's guess\".
The next track, \"Trouble\", is the second single from the album and one of the most popular songs on the record. The song is a folk-rock tune that has a sunny and uplifting vibe, with an acoustic guitar, a tambourine, and some whistling. The lyrics are about finding hope and happiness in difficult times, as Matt sings: \"Trouble on my left trouble on my right / I've been facing trouble almost all my life / My sweet love won't you pull me through / Everywhere I look I catch a glimpse of you\".
The album then continues with \"How Are You True\", a ballad that showcases Matt's vocal range and emotion. The song is a piano-based ballad that has a soft and gentle melody, with some strings and horns. The lyrics are about finding true love and being faithful to it, as Matt sings: \"How are you true / How do you do / How do you keep your love so new / How are you true / How do you do / How do you keep your love so true\".
The next song, \"That's Right\", is another upbeat and fun song that has a retro feel to it. The aa16f39245