Today’s Song: “Late” – Jungle Doctors

Our Rating

Wildly catchy and upbeat, Jungle Doctors’ “Late” is about the ‘paeans’ of growing up, being accountable, and taking responsibility for oneself and one’s actions. Why is it called late? We’re not sure yet; the theories are still flying around out there, and I’m not going to be the one to pigeon-hole a song’s meaning – even if I just did, to some extent.

The song’s verses and chorus act in a call-and-response system, where the verses detail action or inaction and the chorus owns up to this whole idea of “growing up.”

Verse 1

Said you wanted it but you let go
No you’re letting yourself slip
Said you wanted it but you gave up
Now every bone in your body aches
Said you wanted it but you let go
Now you’ve turned into a drip
Said you wanted it but you gave up
Now every bone in your body

Chorus

You’re not a boy / Not living in a child’s world no more
You’re not a boy / What good are you for
And everything you laughed at has gone / You left it all behind
You’re not a boy

Truth be told, we’re not entirely sold on this “growing up” concept yet, but we are sold on the song. Jungle Doctors came out of left field with this track, and it is as feel good as feel good can get! With a poppy reverb-laden guitar riffing in the background and drums pounding in the forefront, “Late” is sure to make your head move – at least a little. We dig it. A wholesome life lesson and great music earn Jungle Doctors their license. Keep ‘practicing’ boys!

Check out Jungle Doctors online here!

And with that, Atwood out!

The Breakdown

Mitch Mosk

Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com