I usually don’t have a burning desire to dress up and get down, but Chris McClenney’s “Simple” remix has me searching for the nearest velvet-covered club. JONES’ soulful vocals sound immaculate as they build up to the track’s euphoric release of stuttering lounge stylings before reconvening with its newfound direction; it’s a collision between music’s past and present that has me nostalgic for a time period I never experienced.
I can’t dance, yet this track suddenly makes me feel like I could hit the dance-floor. I don’t aim to be suave, yet it makes me feel like I could make someone else’s night with nothing more than a wink. Music that soundtracks reality is important, but music like this that fuels some pleasant escapism can be even better. It’s nice to get outside of yourself and embrace some consequence-free freedom, and who knows? It might even lead to more freedom in your day-to-day reality. Now put on your dancing shoes and get out there.
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