Lowly Palace has a knack for singling out producers with exponential potential, one of the most obvious being AWAY. I’ve been obsessed with his debut single “Sleepwalker”, a production that grinds introspective melodies from London Thor into dust with a contorted synth of a hook. His follow-up, “Honest To Gød”, is a fitting follow-up that dives into the depths of sonic pathos as Charity’s vocals swirl through a minimalist haze before she declares “I’m addicted to the pain.” On cue, the song collapses into a glitchy, effects-soaked bottom.
Beyond the sounds of “Honest To Gød”, I find myself considering the line “I’m addicted to the pain.” I like to think of myself as someone who pursues happiness on all fronts, but there are times where I experience moments of pain that I allow to slowly spread across my day until I wallow in them. I don’t think it’s masochism by any stretch, but I subconsciously find something enthralling about melodrama, like a music video character staring out a rainy window. There are days like today where I start off strong, but a fleeting moment of sadness turns into an evening of unnecessary introspection. I think I’ll give “Honest To Gød” one more listen before I snap out of it.