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Day 311: High Hopes, Panic at the Disco

This is the first time “Panic at the Disco” has featured on Covid Island Discs and they are a favourite band of my daughter, Grace. “High Hopes” is a song that has both interesting lyrics and an eye-catching video clip. The song captures the common theme in many young people of possessing high hopes for their own personal future success.

“High Hopes” is an upbeat song because it suggests the singer achieves his dreams, as captured in the video of him walking vertically up a skyscraper! This song made me think of another tune from Pink Floyd’s “The Final Cut” album which acts in stark contrast to this tune’s main theme (see tomorrow’s Covid Island Disc post for more details).

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