The Vaccines’ I Always Knew is the intersection where love and indie rock meet.

Upbeat drum beats back up playful lyrics such as “Cause you talk to me and it comes off the wall/ You talk to me and it goes over my head,” for a cheeky, puppy-love vibe throughout the song.  Deep vocals integrate well with the mix of retro guitar riffs carrying the melody.  Hazy lyrics like “It hit me like a beam of light/ Hit me like a hood of the right,” express a sort of daydream-like feeling about the narrator’s love interest.

Album art courtesy of Columbia Records

Album art courtesy of Columbia Records