What an insane, roller coaster of a month I’ve had. Between moving apartments, beginning a new job, and adding a diploma to my slew of things to get framed, I found time to sit, recollect myself, and beging again.
I’ve learned that anthropologists have made a term for the twenty-somethings of the 21st century. The real word escapes me, but it’s something along the lines of “in-between-ers.” All those twee articles of 90s nostalgia, and lists of what to do with yourself in your twenties aren’t just for entertainment purposes; they’re genuine reflections of this weird phase of discovery. And I’m now realizing how real they are. It’s nothing to shy away from, though. Everything these days feels like it’s in-between. There aren’t strictly Thai restaurants or French restaurants — it’s French-Thai fusion. A gym isn’t just a gym, it’s a sauna, yoga studio, juice bar, and apparel shop. And thanks to the internet, music has become a blissful melody of genres that make the 2010’s (in my humble opinion) incredibly influential.
Disclosure is leading the EDM pack. They’re version of EDM isn’t headache inducing; rather, the only side-effect of their sound is an uncontrollable urge to dance. After teasing us with singles sprinkled here and there, their debut Settle is here. “Help Me Lose My Mind” is one of the shining gems of the album. Disclosure’s lush, ethereal dance beat skims under London Grammar’s HAIM like vocals. It’s disco, it’s electronic, it’s soul, and it’s pop. The soundscape is hypnotic, it spins you around without dizzying you up. To be honest, I’m going to turn this track up while I walk through my new neighborhood this afternoon — it has this endless afternoon type of feel to it that’s lends itself to a “anything can happen” kind of mentality. What more could you ask for on a Sunday afternoon?