I was going to start this post by asking if you’ve ever allowed a song to completely take you hostage, but then I realized that there was a better question to be asked. Have you allowed anything to take you hostage recently? I’m not talking about being kidnapped by another fellow human, I sincerely hope none of you have been kidnapped recently. I’m talking about encountering experiences, be it a relationship, friendship, artwork, music, etc. that take you hostage. You’re momentarily taken away from the present and forced elsewhere, within your mind. As someone who likes to be free but simultaneously in control, I know that I seek these outlets which allow me to disconnect every day. Not for the purpose of escaping from the realness of every day life, but for the purpose of having two experiences at once.. The balance between being completely without attachment, and still in charge of your own decisions is a never-ending desire. Any time I can find that outlet, I grasp onto it. I suppose that’s why music fuels not only so much of what I do in life, but how I do it. I get the same kind of feeling from biking, running and yoga. Now, hopefully we’re on the same page.
This song takes me away to a beautiful mental space that doesn’t always get as much attention as it deserves. Part of it is what I was just talking about, being taken away so much by a song that it leaves you day dreaming, mind wandering. But while that mental escape goes on, there’s the more literal and physical effect of the music in this track. The plucked guitar that leads this piece into a funky, sexy piano, is like a bad lover. I mean bad, in that sexy, fun way, not in the literally bad sense. The badness of this track is what makes it so sexy. The lover who is completely conscious of their role and what they do to you, the physical effects that they have on you, everything from their style to swaggy walk, is comprable to this song. If all of those metaphysical emotions aren’t enough for you, then there’s the journey you allow your mind to take while listening. Perhaps the fantasy that builds in your mind about said bad lover is the metaphor of this entire song (sonically and lyrically), the hope that they one day turn good, that maybe one day it will be okay for you to introduce them to everyone else you love and care about, but the secret knowledge that they will never fill that role. That’s the loss of control I was talking about, the knowledge that you’re still present and here, but a part of you is involuntarily whisked away into nothingness (but really, something), and that is what warrants the repetitive play of this song. The addiction to that emotion and mental journey, is what makes this remix by Synapson so beautiful.