Doppelgänger “Eurydice”: Big Big Love vs. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart

These songs are about the Greek myth version of you-had-one-job.

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Photo: Big Big Love – Eurydice YouTube (left) & The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – Eurydice (Official Audio) (right)

The Greek myth of Eurydice is the ancient epitome of one-job-gone-shitbob thanks to Orpheus* penchant for not following instructions. Today we are celebrating the Orpheus Complex that we all suffer with two tracks sharing the same title, but from different countries. First off, we have the alternative quartet from Mexico City, Big Big Love, who recently released their music video “Eurydice” where we see the four dudefest play in the middle of the ruins on top of the mountains. The percussive shower and densely uplifting synthvana immediately puts you into a mystic aura that seems to resonate Orpheus’ efforts in reaching the entrance. “The entrance is starting to get crowded by the ones I’ve fought and shrouded.” It is almost as if Orpheus is trying to make his way out of the euphonious chaos of the ballad:

Now we have the New York-made The Pains of Being Pure at Heart’s “Eurydice,” which came out in 2014 as part of their album, Days of Abandon. “Eurydice” definitely gravitates towards pop and is more grounded, with glimmering strings and nostalgic streaks that captures the instant Orpheus looks back and what enfolds afterwards:

Both “Eurydice” have a chest-bursting, amplified melody that should soundtrack all those facepalm moments you have from failing to do that one job. Both groups haven’t announced any show dates yet. Big Big Love’s “Eurydice” is from the group’s new record, Friendship, which will come out this month. The Pains of Being Pure at Heart released their EP Hell last year.

*According to Greek myth, Orpheus was an amazeballz singer who was married to his smoking hot wife named Eurydice. Sad story short, she died, he went to underworld to rescue her, Hades said he could take her as long as he didn’t look at her before leaving the underworld. Obviously, Orpheus failed to do the one job he was told and ended up solo.