The National – Grease In Your Hair
Grease In Your Hair by The National seems to be a reflection on the power dynamics of relationships, particularly the struggle to find one’s sense of self within that dynamic. It navigates the complexity of relationships and the impact they have on self-perception and identity. While indie rock stalwarts The National emerged from Brooklyn in the early 2000s amid a garage rock revival that included bands like The Strokes, The Walkmen and The Libertines, they distinguished themselves by drawing from a wider set of influences. Merging elements of alternative country-rock, Americana, and chamber pop as well as post-punk into their moody, crafted indie rock, their earliest albums won a dedicated fan base and critical praise.