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Songs We Love: Tigercats, 'Sleeping In The Backseat'

East London band Tigercats.
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East London band Tigercats.

Tigercats, an East London pop band in the vein of Camera Obscura, released its second album, Mysteries, earlier this year. "Sleeping In The Backseat," the band's latest single, is bound to tug at a few heartstrings with its chorus of, "Lay your head next to mine."

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In this case, the pillow is a car window and the proposition is literally a dream scenario. Sung by keyboardist Laura Kovic, "Sleeping In The Backseat" is the story of a vehicularly challenged introvert with a serious crush on her friend behind the wheel. "Ten years you've been driving me home," Kovic sings. "Guess I'm obsessed with you / I'm so pedestrian." She has a ticket to ride, and boy does she care — just not enough to actually act on her feelings. "You're riding shotgun with me / And I know I'm still dreaming / When I see things I can't quite believe," Kovic sings. Our protagonist is a player in her dreams, and who can't identify with that?

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