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Idriss Chebak & Yoann Feynman – Fallin’

I’m so fascinated by the obsession we seem to have with escaping from wherever we are. When I first heard this song, I was not only taken by its slow build and beautiful melodies, but by the amount of songs I’ve heard with this title. “Fallin'” to me is ever present and consistently something that I think about. I’m not sure why, but I’m even more fascinated by the club culture that breeds chaos in a controlled setting. Yes, I’m talking about orchestrated chaos. But I’ve talked about that idea far too much — what I’m interested in is the desire to fall out of sync with the present. To escape the moment. I’m completely taken by the cliche that we sometimes give the idea of remaining present and how it’s almost cool to escape; to fall into another world. We see this every single day: our constant living for the weekend mentality, our overworked brains, our need to obliterate our bodies with alcohol and drug consumption.

I thought about this especially tonight as I attended a show by myself, and found myself judging the people in front of me for being completely drunk. I don’t typically judge people for their drinking behaviors, but what I was more fascinated by was how throughout the entirety of the show, each person had managed to buy at least one drink for another person — nobody had bought their own drinks all night. It was kind of beautiful, but then it got me thinking: is it our mission to get everybody on the same level as us, in a situation like that? If that’s the case, alcohol does seem like the easiest way to get there.

This isn’t to say that I don’t take part in my fair share of escapism. We all do, I think, because it’s part of our nature. Because we understand the banalities of everyday life and sometimes, that makes us sad. But why not embrace that sadness for a moment and let it get into your soul — not your brain. Let it fuel you.

This isn’t about discouraging you from traveling to other lands. It’s not an attempt to dampen your exploring heart. It’s about embracing whatever it is you decide and allowing yourself to stand still in whatever transition you make. If you choose to fall, let it be at your own discretion. And if you need a song to listen to while falling, let it be this one.

Idris Chebak & Yoann Feynman – Fallin’

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Icona Pop – I Love It (Case & Point Bootleg)

I know ya’ll love this “don’t give a f*&k” anthem as much as I do, so prepare to put your hands in the air and embark on a Saturday night journey with this tune on repeat. As much as I love some classy french or jazz swing electronic music, I’m a sucker for electro bangers such as this. The repetition of the chorus, “I don’t care! I love it!” suits the head banging awesomeness that ensues after the beat drop. The chorus in this song is also similar but slightly different in terms of beat drops, because as the main lines are repeated the beat crashes down and then rewinds back up again. The come up from the beginning plays with the vocals in such an entertaining way. As I sit in my apartment on this melancholy morning of weather, hiding away waiting for the reflection of sun to come onto the walls of my room, blasting this tune on headphones and silently dancing alone on my bed, I imagine that everyone will have their own unique way of enjoying this anthem.

I think that the best setting for this track is at a party, and the vision is such: somebody put Greenday on without anyone’s approval (not to totally hate on Greenday, I used to love them so whatever) and it deters you so much from your conversation that you actually feel the need to step aside and look at the iPod/janky DJ situation. Thankfully, you brought your source of music and since everyone seems to be generally displeased with the music selection, you jack the cord and ruthlessly put this track on. You know that your friends will agree with whatever you put on, so there will be approval at least by some members of the party. But you turn around to see a sudden shift in mood — people begin to recognize that some female is about to yell, “I don’t care!” and for some reason everyone is in that mindset. Yeah, it’s kind of techno, and haters will hate, but nobody really cares. Because the song is here to work with your night, not against you.

This one sets the mood. Set it right. Get saucy, pop that champagne, blow smoke rings, stand on a rooftop and sing to the world — whatever you need to do to get your night going.

Icona Pop – I Love It (Case & Point Bootleg)

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Icona Pop – I Love It

I love it. Oh what’s that you say, it’s Friday? You’re feeling good, you love it? Icona Pop’s latest single could easily the winner of this years coveted summer anthem award. For me, it might be the anthem for the rest of my life…

The so called real world is full of so much social BS, add that up with all sorts of fears, expectations and pressures that it’s easy to lose sight of things. You might end up trying to compromise in a relationship, have to behave a certain way at work and all of a sudden you’re a different person afraid to be yourself. Sometimes you just need to do what you feel, say screw what they think and bring out the attitude captured in this song – I don’t care, I love it!

“You’re on a different road, I’m in the milky way,
You want me down on earth, but I am up in space,
You’re so damn hard to please, we got to kill this switch,
You’re from the 70’s, but I’m a 90’s BITCH!” 

The girl duo for Stockholm has always found a way to make these dark records that still feel pop and accessible which i definitely a testament to just how good those producers in Sweden are when it comes to pop. Anyway, not much needs to be said about this one but turn up your system and get going, enjoy.

I. DON’T. CARE.
I LOVE IT!”

Icona Pop – I Love It