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Skrillex – Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)

It’s interesting what we do to pick ourselves up when we’re down. As quickly as everything happens in this world, specifically in New York City, sometimes the most unexpected thing can slow you down in all the right ways. I found solace in this track, because of expectations that I had before listening to it, and the entirely different reaction I had afterwards. And I think there’s something really true to that feeling. Like, if all of the expectations you had in life just turned out totally different but not in a bad way, how would life be? Maybe a little bit more beautiful?

I feel really happy about this track. I generally feel iffy towards anything Skrillex because the music can be a little intense at times, requiring a certain mood, but this track is perfect for Sunday chilling. It’s also really reminiscent of some of his older (not too old though, in reality) tracks, like, With Your Friends (Long Drive) which I love. Specifically, at the end with the voice sampling and the less intense dubstep brain wobble.

What’s amazing is that immediately after I listened to Summit I followed my gut and preceded it With Your Friends (Long Drive). And as I’m writing this line, I’m thinking about all of the people in my life that I love and always want near me, everyone who has touched my heart in some way. And as I have that thought, the beat drops but in the calmest and most epic way ever. And there’s piano. And even an echoing voice.

This has been probably one of the hardest weeks of my life and yet I have never felt so thankful. There are things that we all want to do differently with our lives. We chill on those ideas before we go to sleep, in the lingering moments before our eyes settle into place and stop darting in every direction.

But what are those concerns? Sometimes they’re out of our control, but at least for myself, they’re totally graspable and within reach. They have to do with me. This song inspires that kind of really beautifully calm soundtrack to the change that is willing to happen in your life. Whether it means waking up earlier and seeing the world before it wakes up, or shutting yourself off from negativity that you are in control of shutting yourself off from, just do it. These are easy changes. They’re in your control. And they’re ultimately happy changes, even if they feel hard at first. These are also some of the only ways we can control our own happiness, because when we know we are active in necessary life changes, we are busy. And even the laziest person likes to be busy.

There’s definitely something to be said about the fact that this song inspires such emotions, and there’s definitely something to be said about how it is brought to us by two really special and unique new musicians. I hope this track helps you through your Sunday and gets you through whatever agenda it is that you may have for today and for the rest of this week.

Skrillex – Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding)