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Mahsa Iranipour MUL 2010 Listening Guide #2 “Tongue Tied” – Grouplove “Tongue Tied” is an uplifting song by the American indie rock band Grouplove. It was released in 2011 as their second single featured on their debut studio album “Never Trust a Happy Song”. The song can be described as very positive and upbeat that revolves around young love and relationships. It can be classified as an alternative, indie rock song that embraces electro-pop styles with a catchy tune that has been featured in many shows and movies. 0:00 – The songs begins with a consistent strumming of an electric guitar. The tempo is a moderate dancing speed of 106 beats per minute. It is composed in the key of E-flat major using common time. 0:15 – The first voicing is heard and it is a heavy sort of scream yelling “OH”, which causes a change in the instrumentals from a simple, continuous string instrument to the incorporation of synthpop elements to create the catchy melody throughout the piece.

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