I have always enjoyed this song because it speaks of the strange rituals people use to maintain balance and happiness in their lives. There is a sense of secrecy attached, as these small routines take on a life of their own.
Blood Orange has been one of my recent favorite artists. His ability to seamlessly blend different styles of music makes for a delightful sound.
Creativity often arises after experiencing love and the loss of it. I appreciate this song about heartbreak because it balances vulnerability with a sense of pride. The last full minute of the song is my favorite.
Since moving to Phoenix, Arizona, I have been fortunate to meet lots of creative and inspiring people. Saddles is an example of the local talent that motivates me to create. This song is from their newly released album, “ Yoke.”
I have always appreciated Animal Collective. I admire their songs as being packed with emotion and unique sounds. Their music pushes me to experiment with my talents as they have with each of their albums.
The lyrics to this song are as follows “Sweet dolla’ tea from McDonald’s, I drink that. Super hot fire, I spit that. 2 & A Half Men, I watch that.” After a quick interweb research (thanks Google), I discovered that the vocals were pulled from this YouTube rap battle between SUPAHOTFIRE and B-Bone. Maybe SUPAHOTFIRE isn’t the best rapper, but he sure makes one hell of a presence on this track. Can’t. stop. listening
When I hear the words “set it off” I immediately think of one of two things; the 90s crime action film featuring the Queen (Latifah) herself (if you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and get on that..right now) or else I think of the 1984 song by Strafe, “y’all wan’t this party started quickly, right?”
There was once a time in my life where I was driving one hour to sit in a cubicle and proofread dog food labels for eight hours straight. When I wasn’t having long existential conversations with myself on the way home, I was listening to songs like this. After a few months of contemplation, the levy broke, I knew just what I had to do. I quit my job, bought a one way ticket to Berlin, and never looked back.
Wankelmut means fickleness in German which is quite fitting considering I have musical ADD. Yes, that’s me, the “voracious song skipper.” This song however, keeps my head bobbing until the very end. If your house is a jun-gle, jun-gle, this song should help fix that.