The Bear, Season 2, Episode 8 brought a couple of phenomenally good older rock tracks to its soundtrack this month.
One of them, Brian Eno & John Cale’s ‘Lay My Love‘, was the song playing on The Bear, Season 2, Episode 8, “Bolognese” towards the beginning of the episode as Carmy and Claire are in the kitchen kissing.
The song continues as we see aerial shots over Chicago, and ends as Ebraheim (played by Edwin Lee Gibson) goes to talk to Tina (Liza Colón-Zayas) who is pretending she is not so happy to see him.
When was Brian Eno & John Cale’s ‘Lay My Love‘ released?
The wonderful pop rock song was one of the tracks on the duo’s collaborative album Wrong Way Up, which came out in October, 1990.
It is an album that for both Eno and Cale is much more mainstream than what the indie musicians usually create, but one that went down well with fans and critics.
That was particularly true for ‘Lay My Love‘, as the song features an upbeat, violin-heavy catchy melody and fabulously layered vocals.
All of which become addictive.
As for its lyrics, the track begins with a somewhat desolate feel:
I am the crow of desperationI need no fact or validation I span relentless variation I scramble in the dust of a failing nation
but then quickly changes to one with a much more optimistic feel:
I am the willI am the burning And I will lay my love around you
suggesting that, even though the world may be a little fucked, love is on its way to solve the problem.
Listen to Brian Eno & John Cale’s ‘Lay My Love‘ as heard on the new season of The Bear in the video, and via the English and Welsh duo’s Wrong Way Up album on Spotify.
The entire album, by the way, is an interesting release with several major music critics calling it “the best album either musician has made”.
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