Can’t Stop Thinking About Making Love
This song is one of my favourites. The sentiment behind it could be misconstrued. Love and sex are some of the most popular subjects for music lyrics. It is all too often I hear songs on the radio with horrible lyrics that are misogynistic, soulless, objectify women and talk about sex like it’s a commodity or something to be consumed like a turkey sub from Walmart. I noticed the line “I’m gonna stick it in her” as part of one of the least melodic songs I have ever heard yesterday on SiriusXM and it really hit home just how low songs about making love have sunk.
One the one hand, it is taboo to talk about sex in many contexts. On the other, we are supposed to endure this sort of drivel and celebrate it as some sort of cultural and musical progression when it’s expressed in this disgusting fashion and called Hip-Hop, when it is actually a discredit to one of my favourite genres of music.
I wrote Can’t Stop Thinking About Making Love as a song about sex to remind people that sex and love can go hand in hand. The melody for the refrain “Can’t Stop, Can’t Stop” was written originally to the words “Darling Debs”. The (fictional) story that the song tells is one of two people falling in love after a one night stand. It is in direct contrast to the notches on the bedpost attitude I find sex is treated with by many people my age and many so called musical artists.
Even though I wrote the song and it might come across as conceited to express this, I find that the melody and the vocal harmonies I have layered on the track compliment its lyrical sentiment very well. This is one of those songs that should tug on the heart strings and hopefully remind you of the special person in your life who you love.
In my case, that person is Debs, who I have been going out with for nearly 10 years. She is extremely talented, whether that be demonstrated by her running her management agency, her amazing academic record, or her background in the National Youth Choir and the National Youth Theatre. For this song, she demonstrated her acting ability by interpreting the lyric absolutely beautifully in the music video for the song. I think her acting in this performance is nothing short of outstanding and that the video is a stunning visualisation of a lovely piece of music.
Alongside writing music, I have always enjoyed expressing myself in words as it helps me gather my thoughts and put across what I want to clearly. When it comes to Can’t Stop Thinking About Making Love, I have got to the point where I hope people like it but, regardless, I know in my heart that it is open, honest, sincere expression and nothing more or less than that. In today’s culture of fast food, fast sex, fast entertainment, and insecurity and anxiety worsened by social media and our addiction to “likes”, I am proud to say that Can’t Stop Thinking About Making Love celebrates something that could never be belittled or undermined: true love.
Listen to the song here: https://lnk.to/n2trTXDw