Our memories are fragile things, everything we do is based on our memories whether we realize it or not. Now imagine if that were all stripped away, our perception of our worldview would become extremely altered and possibly frightening and frustrating; we would be lost. On a less drastic scale, people, objects, and our understandings would cease to have meaning and we would be in a state of discovery. What can you trust if you can’t trust your memory?
Nai Palm writes complex lyrics that can be hard to follow and understand in her songs, but she delivers them with such soaring gumption it’s difficult not to be hypnotized. Your mind falls on her every syllable not knowing she where she is going to go next. Her vocalizations are spot on whether she is ad-libbing or singing lyrics. After a while, they start to blend together like she is speaking her own language. And the band behind her does not miss a beat. The rhythm section is so in-sync for the massive amount of tempo changes it really creates a canvas like no other for Palm to do as she pleases.
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About the curator - Nick Malpezzi
Nick Malpezzi is a lover of nature, cats, beer, and music. When he’s not at his day job he is recording artists, working on films, writing music, taking pictures and enjoying life. He believes complexity is derived from simplicity, which is seen in his musical tastes and original productions.