CHVRCHES – Recover

I love this song so much. I won’t say too much about it because I want you guys to feel this in your bones. First try and absorb the lyrics. There’s definitely some space age ethereal vibes going on here, but really internalize these sounds. Then take in the pangs of electro waves that shoot into your ears, in the same way that pangs of light demand your attention. It’s hard to not feel these lyrics in a very real way though.

I’ll give you one more chance say
We can change or part ways
And you take what you need
And you don’t need me.”

This song gets at the pain of recovery. Any sort of recovery from any of life’s troubles. We just want something to hold on to as we spiral down into the hole of darkness and self-realization, but the truth is that we’re perfectly capable of holding our own. The brain is beautiful in so many ways but particularly in the way that it makes you realize this. Some might not see it as beautiful — that usually comes with time and understanding. The comfort is just like anything else, and can be found anywhere else. It’s why we dive head first into self-indulgent activities, hobbies, social lives, etc. And that is the right thing to do. But this song is so spacey. It really embodies this feeling of not wanting to let go but knowing that it’s the best thing to do, for you.

You appear to face the decision I know you fear.”

This song currently plays over the speakers of my apartment while candles offer the only light. It’s that kind of night for the moment. I ask you to indulge for a minute in this song without distraction.

CHVRCHES – Recover


Eminem – Talking To Myself

I heard the new Eminem album about a month ago and couldn’t really listen simply because all the songs were so depressing and personal that it was really hard to relate. Yesterday I went back and gave the album another shot and was captured by the song I’m posting today, Talking To Myself. In this song Eminem holds himself accountable for all his recent failures in life and music. In a hip hop world full of finger pointers and haters I can’t tell you how refreshing it was to hear someone address this issue.

Hatred was flowing through my veins, on the verge of going insane I almost made a song dissin’ Lil’ Wayne.

It’s like I was jealous of him cause of the attention he was gettin’ I felt horrible about myself… He was spittin and I wasn’t…”

That verse reminded why Eminem is a champion, it was with that powerful perspective and brutal honesty that he connected with the world at one point and I haven’t heard him come close to it since The Eminem Show, welcome back. It always fascinates me how people hate blindly on things they don’t really know or even care to know. You’ve never heard the term before but the auto-haters are everywhere, they could be sitting right next to you at this very moment hating on everything that comes their way. The reality of a situation has little to no importance in the mind of a hater so it’s importance to guard your perspective around these people or you could also be led into the hater world of darkness. Throughout this song Eminem explains how he saw symptoms of haterism developing in himself and how he fought to eliminate them. Coming to terms with the fact that you may be a hater yourself is one of the most difficult things to do and Eminem should be praised for making one less hater in the world.

But instead of feeling sorry for yourself do something about it, admit you got a problem, your brain is clouted, you’ve pouted long enough…
It isn’t them it’s you, you fucking baby, quit worrying about what they do and do shady!”

Amen, enjoy.

Eminem – Talking To Myself (Feat. Kobe)