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ford. – Craving/Dusk

I thought about only including one of the songs from this ford. release, but it proved to be impossible very quickly. For two tracks that take totally different approaches on the surface, they exist within the same sonic universe where the sun is perpetually setting and a sense of peaceful beauty stretches as far as the eye can see. The first song “Craving” is a super sweet and stunning production with picture perfect vocals from Sarah Kinsley that set a really dreamy mood. Kinsley lays down what’s possibly my favorite electronic vocals of the year, so her performance combined with the atmospheric vibes of ford. has kept me hitting repeat over and over. The flipside of the release is called “Dusk” which sounds like Tycho inhaled some hip-hop influence and exhaled a whole universe to explore. I’m honestly so smitten by both of these songs and feel nothing but pure joy every time I listen.

The artwork for this release reminds me of a very specific moment in college. I was on the top floor of our history department’s building with a few brand new friends exploring everywhere we could. One of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve ever seen slowly draped over the trees…waves of orange and pink stretched as far as the eyes could see and in that moment I knew I was exactly where I supposed to be. Those friends are long gone from my life, but the awe I experienced will stick with me for a lifetime and that’s something that money simply can’t buy. I think back on that memory fondly and still appreciate every sunset I see.