There’s something natural in the way you touch me
It’s a feeling that I can’t describe
Something mystic in that soul connection
Something magic in your misty eyes
Don’t you say that it’s all the same
Don’t you say that it’s all the same, no
‘Cos there’s something that I can’t explain, ’bout this
Something that I can’t explain, yeah yeah.”
I’ve talked to you guys about repetition, body language, poetry, the limits of the mind, and a number of other things. Here’s a track that somehow manages to blend all of those things into one mighty song of beauty. From the musical sexiness of the reggae-like beats, to the jazzy sultry horns in the background, and the slow introduction of new beats as the song progresses, Fat Freddy’s Drop can surely do no wrong. The lyrics are approachable and easy to relate to, but somehow made me wish that this was a love letter turned song.
The fact that the track is called, Flashback doesn’t really register until you’re done listening. It’s only after you’ve finished the song realized that he’s reflecting on a past lover. For me, the word “flashback” automatically creates a connection to electro bangers. But I love the notion of a flashback, a momentous explosion of memory in all of, say, thirty seconds. It only exists for you, no one else. Whether or not you choose to share it with another human is up to you, but your spin on life, your take on an event or person, exists in one specific way in your mind that will never be entirely true to real life. A flashback is for you and only you. When musicians write about flashbacks, I feel like it’s an even more accurate depiction of what’s going on in their minds because it combines two different mediums. The more mediums, the better. A funky tune paired with a story is not only pleasing to the ear, but helps paint a better picture of the image that you will associate with the song in your mind for the future.
A lot of love for this track from me. I’m positive you guys will feel the same way. Enjoy.