This track off Moses Sumney’s debut album, Aromanticism, really shows you everything he’s about in one song.
In this ambient and soulful ballad, Moses questions whether or not he is “doomed” if his heart stays in idle. Meaning he is unsure of where he is going in life because he is not sure of his direction at this point in time, therefore he is in a stand still or, as he sings, “idle”.
The song starts out with a beautiful acapella performance from Moses and doesn’t bring in any instrumental until around the one-minute mark. Even after the instrumental comes in, it still stays far in the background, pulsing closer ever so often but still leaving room for the vocals to remain the focal point of the song. This whole track feels something like what I imagine an alien lullaby would sound like and it’s amazing.
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About the curator - Hayden Schutz
Hayden Schutz is student from Saskatchewan, Canada. Currently studying at the University of Regina. When he’s not browsing reddit for new music, he’s usually attempting to study, training for track & field or indulging in whatever tv show he’s into that week. As of lately he’s been experimenting with video and photography but nothing that he would consider “professional quality”. Hayden’s been playing guitar since the beginning of high school and singing since he was old enough to understand the words on the radio in mom’s car.