I find myself requiring music this week that sets me in a very specific time and space. I am practically begging the universe for a more refined ability to remain mind and body present at once. I would do anything to say that the next eight months are not on my mind, that my plans post graduation are all set in stone, that I have any clue as to what I’ll be doing or where in the world I’ll be. I would love to say that. The reality is that no matter how much I stress about it, no matter how much I feed into everyone else’s anxiety and neuroses about the future, it won’t change my end result. So I’m hoping for the most random and completely fell-from-the-sky outcome. I know that whatever shock it may be, something really incredible is in store, even if it seems uncomfortable at first. Whether that’s a job that requires me to fly across the country or across the world, or a trip to a country I’ve never been to before that steals my heart…or just staying put in Brooklyn and making it work. My openness is constant and quickly evolving.
It comes as no surprise that this song contains all the elements of a solid jam. It’s not too slow and keeps up with the pace of a calm but productive. Its lyrics tell a story, but Spaceship Aloha’s remix gives it a slightly edgier funk while the drums in the background combat looped vocals that don’t quit.Pulling out your tongue She’s gonna rip it out
And find news, find news.”
I’m always in need of more songs that tell a story, and furthermore, remixes that combat that tale. I’m all about the duality of music and life in general, the balance. Relate to this song, and perhaps reflect on your own snudges.