20
Jan
09

Why Did You Play Me This Way?

Let’s take it back to the 90’s; the pop fan in you won’t mind.  Hopefully though, White Town‘s “Your Woman” isn’t a thing of the past but makes frequent appearances on your musical device of choice.  Jyoti Prakash Mishra, a one man jam, out of the U.K., is the mastermind of this single from 1997.  White Town took inspiration for this bouncy number from Bing Crosby’s “My Woman” and works heavily off a trumpet sample.  This modern take is infused with energy – the hip-hop heavy beats  and bubbling synths create a wave Jyoti’s lyrics effortlessly sway over  – all from the woman’s point of view.  And then that breakdown after the three-minute mark!

This classic is simply on my iPod.  I don’t seek it out.  Nor is it in a playlist or anywhere else it would consistently come up.  But, every time it hits, I smile, think to myself how fuckin’ great of a song this is, and realize a man we all know and love could have composed this number.  This song permeates with a Matt Mahaffey/sElf vibe.

I just made your day…

White Town :: Your Woman

A fitting video as well…

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1 Response to “Why Did You Play Me This Way?”


  1. October 29, 2009 at 11:16 am

    Hiya! Only found this now, while I was ego-surfing. 🙂

    Thanks for the mention!


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