Could someone assist me in analyzing the chord progression found in 'Save My Soul, Not My Ship' by Enjoy?
A brief caveat with regard to the title: please note that my analysis of the progressions may not be accurate. Kindly read on for additional information.
I've been a fan of the ii-V-I-vi progression ever since I heard it in Human Sadness. Since then, I keep hearing it pop up in all sorts of songs.
Yesterday, my brother introduced me to this song by Enjoy and asked for my thoughts on the chord progression. After listening, I suggested that it sounded like a ii-V-I-vi progression (confirmation bias perhaps?). Interestingly, the progression even features a passing note in the bass (an A natural in this case), reminiscent of the passing note in the demo version of 'Human Sadness', which I believe is the third scale degree, leading to the root of the ii chord.
Upon further investigation of the Enjoy tune, I found myself confused on several fronts. Initially, I thought the progression was a ii-V-I-IV in the key of Gb Major (which would just be a slight variation on the progression discussed above). I stuck with that idea until I realized that the A natural passing tone doesn't belong to the key. Taking some of the guitar notes into consideration, I determined that the second chord is actually a minor chord—C#m. I then utilized a harmony tool plug-in in Ableton to expedite the process. The plug-in indicated that the progression was G#m-C#m-F#-B. When I inputted these chords into an online key-finder tool, it identified the key as B major. Consequently, the progression can be interpreted as vi-ii-V-I. What perplexed me was that despite the rearrangement, the chord progression still evoked the initial progression, and the presence of the A natural didn't align with the key of B major either!
If someone could lend a hand in analyzing this progression (and comparing it to the Human Sadness progression, if there is anything interesting to observe there) I would greatly appreciate it. It's been driving me crazy! Thank you in advance.