Musically ‘Save Me’ reminds me of 80’s acts like the late Kirsty Maccoll and to a degree Voice Of The Beehive. All be it with a fuzzier guitar sound. The vocals are pure and suit the song well. Lyrically it’s nice when a song has a genuine message – “Words for me fall on deaf ears when I’m miles ahead, Let me take you back. History repeats itself.” sings vocalist Michelle Opthof. “You cannot save them all” she reflects on the fact you need to sometimes accept you can’t do everything and no matter how hard you try some people just can’t be saved.
Ottawa-based indie-rock/electronic duo Paragon Cause has a new EP on the way titled Lies Between Us, due September 13. From that set, the group recently released the single "Save Me." It, like much of the band's recent studio work, was produced by Sune Rose Wagner of the long-running Danish rock group The Raveonettes. Vocalist/keyboardist Michelle Opthof commented on the politically-charged track, which the band had set out to write as a punk song: