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Danrell X Småland – Hostage

"Hearts are wild creatures, thats why our ribs are cages"

Such a good pairing, Danrell and Småland. The Swedish/Los Angeles based duo came together on this track that can be comfortable playing in the background until you focus in on the lyrics laid over the upbeat production. 

I’ve been looking for a way out of this cage you keep me in
Your hands touch my neck as your breath creeps up underneath my skin
I can’t help but to want it
If you want my love come get it
And I can’t fight the grip on my heart”

With a similar sound to the 2o15 breakthrough duo Milky Chance, the lyrics are simple and the vocals are soft as they melt on the trickling notes at the bridge.

And if love is a drug I don’t want it
Because I don’t have any self control
The harder I try to get off it
The more I can see that I need it”

Although not much information can be found on the two who came together for this auditory treat, there is something to be said about the track which has come to be. It is the familiarity of the song. The toxicity of a lover and need for a methadone patch to move on. It is a bittersweet symphony of love and desire and the result of such when you pull away only to realise you no longer can live without. When that is the case, why are you pulling away at all?

And I can’t break free
From your hold on me
Throw away that key
This love don’t wanna let me leave
And I am a Hostage”