The Best Singles of 2013, #16

band01Camera Obscura, “Do it Again”

This song is a real anomaly on Camera Obscura’s fifth album Desire Lines, in that it emphasizes the hook over Tracyanne Campbell’s lyrics, where usually both find an even balance in the band’s music. Nope, this time it’s less about wit and more about a simple, gentle melody, and its warmth and bubbliness is impossible to resist. Three wonderful minutes of frivolity before that self-doubt comes creeping back in. But no worries, that’s what the repeat function is for. One more time around, let’s do it again. And again and again.