Music Review: The Cure, a blast from the past


Lead singer of The Cure, Robert Smith preforming

Lola Jecevicus, Reporter

Throughout history, there have been endless changes within the music industry, from whole new genres to new artists in every genre. One genre that is timeless is rock and roll. Within this genre it is important for artists to create a different style and to own that. 

An English band that originated in Crawley, England in the year 1978, “The Cure,” fits very well into the Rock and Roll scene. The dark outfits, dark hair and the low guitar strum all tie together. As well as the beautiful voice who led the band, Robert Smith. 

One of the most popular songs by The Cure is “Just like Heaven.” When listening to this song the audience may feel as if they are in a movie, with its upbeat tune but deep lyrics. This song is about a woman that a man is in love with that has gotten away. The lyrics state, “You’re just like a dream… daylight licked me into shape, I must have been asleep for days, and moving lips to breathe her name. I opened up my eyes and found myself alone, alone.” This shows the despair and pain the man is in now that this woman is gone.   

Another incredible song that The Cure produced is called, “Pictures of You.” This song is a bit longer than most songs, topping off at seven minutes. Like the song before, this is another song about the one who got away. The lyrics tell a story, recalling the memories a man has had with this woman, as well as this woman having some sort of mental illness. The lyrics state, “You were always so lost in the dark.” Instead of being able to see this woman and love her, he is now destined to only see her in pictures. “Looking so long at these pictures of you, but I never hold on to your heart.” The slow meaningful beat behind these tragic lyrics gives listeners a relatable story that may touch their hearts. 

The Cure has created songs that make listeners connect with numerous contrasting feelings, like despair or loss appearing in the two songs listed above. This next song takes another approach. It begins with a soft beat like most of their songs. It talks about a man who is in love with a woman. Yet again, speaking of how much he loves her. The lyrics state, “Whenever I’m alone with you, you make me feel like I am whole again. . . However far away, I will always love you.” This song is a beautiful example of The Cure and the variety between all of their songs. Although this band is from the late 70’s their songs still have deep meanings behind them giving many ways for teens now to relate to them.  

Rating 5/5