One of the most romantic songs of this century, “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros is everything you would look for in a love song. Catchy lyrics performed by very human vocals tell the story of two people that just keep coming back to one another, despite all of the other places and things they love.
The chorus repeats “home is wherever I’m with you,” proving that it doesn’t matter where you are, as long as you are with the one who makes you feel like you belong. I love the little monologue of Jade and Alexander– what could be more romantic than falling out the window and almost breaking your ass, then smoking the cigarette you were thinking could be your last– no wonder he fell in love with her.
The song was released on album “Up From Below” in January 2010, and peaked at 18 in the U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs right after its release. Similar to She & Him, with a touch of The Lumineers and a hint of Of Monsters and Men, I love this group’s sound– very folksy, with strong brass in the background for a unique feel– the kind of tune that makes you want to get up and dance or skip around a field full of wildflowers on a sunny summer day. And the emotion and realness of the vocalists make the song even better.
The band put together the video for the song using clips of their “favorite memories,” hoping to further evoke the feeling of home for their listeners.