Like a lot of songs by The Head and The Heart, Missed Connections is Pop-y and whimsical, or as David Browne from Rolling Stone described it, a “gently propulsive, breathily harmonized first single”. But the best part, according to Christian, are the lyrics of the chorus. “I like how he’s reminiscing fondly about a chance encounter.” I would add that well timed “Nah Nah Nah Nah” is usually a value-add in any song.
Listen to Missed Connections:
This song was nominated by Christian, who splits his time between Texas and Alaska, home and work. He’ll be back in Texas in time for ACL (that’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, for the rest of us) and is excited to see Gary Clark Jr, Black Pistol Fire, Flora Cash, The CURE and Brittany Howard.
Since neither Christian nor I have a humorous Missed Connections story, we’ll leave that to Ellen:
- Listen to Missed Connections a few more times. If you like it, make it part of your life.
- Other songs by The Head and the Heart: Down in the Valley, or Another Story
- Try out similar songs, like When You Were Young by The Killers, or Self Explained by Cherry Glazerr
- Check Craigslist for your vicinity- is there someone out there that’s been trying to track you down?
Do you have a song to share? Busy People want to hear from you! Nominate a song today.
Missed Connections by The Head and the Heart 2019