The fear of missing out ("FOMO"), ah, a modern classic. The symptom of the modern times. The strange feeling of being aware of the multiple possibilities of life (shouldn't that be a blessing?), and afraid to be choosing the wrong ones (ah, yeah, this one is a curse). Every Millennial knows how it feels (and even people from other generations too, depending on their susceptibility).
However, I've never heard anyone addressing FOMO in such a delicate, poetic way, as April + VISTA does in this song.
The instrumental are a gem apart -- very loungy R&B with a bit of drum'n'bass and jazz -- and the vocals make it even more soulful and elegant.
It's the lyrics, however, that adds the cherry on the top: "In a smile, I see survival", uuughhh, that's beautiful.
Gently and simply, April + VISTA give us precious tips to release the anxiety caused by FOMO: "making it day to day", "finding shelter in the tiniest of things". Well, such things don't sound hard to do when you're chilling to such a smooth track like this one.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.
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