Top 10 Songs of 2013: #5 Telekinesis - Empathetic People 

Telekinesis - “Empathetic People”

What do you know? A two-and-a-half-minute driving pop song[1]. Who would have guessed?

This one is all about the rhythm section. The bass and drums completely propel this song forward. I think what makes it such a winner for me is that once you’ve seen Telekinesis live is you can’t forget that those propulsive drums are being played by lead singer Michael Benjamin Lerner.


You score points for difficulty on my list.

  1. This is the last two and a half minute pop song on the list. We’ve got more pop, but it’s 3 minutes plus. And we’ve got one sub–3 minute song left, but it is definitely, definitely not a pop song.