Nine Days Sends Snapshots for Sweet 16
Nine Days, the band behind the effortlessly catchy pop love song “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)” is back with a new release, Snapshots. It’s a blast from the past with a sweet sixteen present for fans.
Wondering where the band Nine Days has been? Well, the story behind the “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)” band is almost as adorable as the song that put them on the map. Yep. It’s the story of girl.
Long story short: the guy who wrote the catchy pop song sixteen years ago as an ode to his love, John Hampson, ended up marrying her and starting a life — in essence, leaving his dream of being a rocker behind in pursuit of the object of his desire. It’s almost exactly what you would want or expect from a kind and upbeat love song like “Absolutely (Story Of A Girl)”.
But now, you can’t keep an artist away for too long. Nine Days is back, and for fans who loved “Absolutely” in its heyday, are you about to be delighted. (Don’t worry; I’m one of you. Ironic fans, move along. Nothing to see here. Are we down to people who hit songs on repeat that they unabashedly love? Welcome, friends.)
The gem on the release is its first track. “Obsolete” is a warm comforting blanket in a world where everything is on the verge of extinction for those who heard the band’s debut. Yes — CDs are going the way of the dinosaur — as people buying a new computer can attest. But the creature comfort, someone telling you “you will never be obsolete,” mixed with a sound kept fresh in a 90s time capsule of a guitar led crooning rock band rich with hooks makes you dance and puts a smile on your face. It’s like a boyfriend showed up with roses — unexpected, and just nice and happy. If you find yourself dancing around the kitchen — girl, I was there. Read more.