Not too many will argue that slow music in the mainstream and underground has been pretty much absent for quite some time now. I can’t remember the last time I posted a song this slow and neither can I remember the last time I actually liked one. However, the Classixx remix of Active Child’s When Your Love is Safe has brought an end to the slow jam drought.
I woke up early in the morning and you weren’t there
I woke up early in the morning and I could have been anywhere
But I know exactly where I am
Somewhere between making love and being friends…”
Slow music usually means love music and this song is certainly no exception. I’m not into cheesy love songs but if the artists or producer captures an energy or powerful emotion then I’m right there with the rest of them tuning out.
I tried to call you in the evening but you didn’t pick up
Something about being busy, hustling just trying to make a buck…”
Sadly enough, that line reminds me of “love” in NYC. Classixx did an impressive job with the production, the impeccable arrangement makes a 73 bpm song move with a sense of power and passion perfectly suited for the yearning romance. I wouldn’t count on slow music making a comeback anytime soon but it’s nice to have a change of pace every now and then, enjoy.