We interviewed Nick Cave two weeks ago and in addition to all the wisdom he imparted, he also told us the following: when he was younger, he “repulsed” women enough that they formed a wide berth any time he entered a room. It wasn’t until he started playing shows that he couldn’t escape them. Perhaps he exaggerated. It’s not all that clear whether or not Happy Birthday‘s Kyle Thomas had the same goals in mind when he started playing out as King Tuff or fronting Happy Birthday, buuuut it’s not hard to hear just how down on himself he is when listening to the lyrics of the latter. “Too Shy” is one more perfect song on a self-titled debut that’s full of them. Please stop sleeping and pick it up if you haven’t already. Mpfreedom is just below.
Happy Birthday, “Too Shy”