The best heroes are aware of two very important facts in life.
The first is that, in order to truly defeat evil, you have to be unpredictable. Life doesn't move in straight lines, and neither should you. We make our best decisions when they come from an unexpected place, because despite all of the wonders of our evolution, we're complete idiots when it comes to deciding what's best to do for ourselves. That's the curse of being rational.
By placing evil on a linear continuum, we force it onto a straight line. And that makes it damn easy to defeat when we hit it side-on. Accept the fact that you're completely fucking clueless about what's around the corner, and use that knowledge to your advantage. Play the future at it's own game. Be the curveball.
The second thing the truly successful heroes know is when it's time to throw in the towel. Perseverance is an incredible trait to possess, but true wisdom comes from knowing when to persevere, and when to take a knee. There's no use taking a juggernaut to the noggin if it'll absolutely definitely kill you. Don't be an idiot. Play the long game.
Alright so by this point you're probably wondering what the fuck this has to do with, like, anything. Well let me fill you in kiddo. This week's song is one that I feel embodies both of these qualities perfectly. In terms of genre, Kasabian are quite the fresh kettle of fish when you consider the other songs on the playlist; 1 point to unpredictability. Lyrically, the song is a journey into accepting that it's time to take a bow, call it quits, move on with your life. 1 point to wisdom.
And let's face it, it's a very synthy track and it should sit nicely amongst it's playlist buddies. Kasabian are an incredibly versatile band and they serve as an interesting crossroads for allowing me to branch out and create a playlist that isn't just blunt force trauma to the genre-skull!
If this is your first experience with Kasabian, I think you're in for a treat (which, incidentally, is the name of another song off this album, and as the name suggests, it's quite the treat!)
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About the curator - Matt Jenko
Matt Jenko is a university postgraduate and music producer with an unhealthy obsession with Rick & Morty and all things Game of Thrones. When he’s not in the studio (a rare occurrence these days), he’s fueling his passion for music either on the net or out in the real world. He likes being out in the nature (in the least strenuous capacity though, let’s be real here) and chilling with his cat, and he’s also pretty proud of his mammoth collection of books that he’s never read.