Lately I've been having these bizarre pangs of existential confusion, and I have to tell you kids, it's pretty bloody weird.
I'm 27 with a fairly decent job and enough freedom to focus on my creative goals, but there's this insidious little voice in my head that recently has been getting loud enough to hear over the other nonsensical bullshit that rattles around in this old noggin of mine. And let me tell you, this little guy is BORING as FUCK. It's constantly telling me that I really ought to forget about music and stuff, and instead just get on with the business of living a normal, ordinary life, and even tries to make me feel shit about the fact that other people my age are already doing just that to excellent effect.
I need to remind myself that a life worth living is one where the fundamental driving force of your life is being nurtured, and for me this force is that of creation. This is why the new track from my boy deadmau5 and Lights (who you might remember from her incredible vocal performances on BMTH's third album back in 2010) was exactly what this fatiguing soul needed. Drama Free has this one line that I really needed to hear: I'm on the road/To heaven knows where/I'm feeling okay. Because I really don't know where I'm going on this mad journey that I've embarked upon, but there's nothing wrong with that is there? I'm keeping the faith that this commitment will pay off at some point, because I may be many things, but a quitter ain't of em!
If you love Joel's ethereal low-fi beats like Snowcone, or if Cruficy Me was your jam back when 'There Is A Hell...' first came out, then you're gonna love this track. If you're feeling like you need to start conforming and growing up and all that other low-fat PG-rated bullshit and it's stressing you a bit, then get some Drama Free in your life, and get back to Saving the World! in the way you do best - it's been working out pretty well so far, hasn't it?
Himalaya by Ellipsis
The Music to Save The World playlist is sponsored this month by Himalaya from Ellipsis.
The journey begins - fresh Chillstep from Ellipsis to help you focus. Stream it now:
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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.