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Kate Boy – In Your Eyes

There are two things I’d like to address with this song in mind. First, there’s nothing like a great build-up. There’s absolutely nothing like it. Argue with me, I dare ya. How is it that music is able to do this and make us so happy, but any other sort of build-up, be it angry, happy, sad, in life, tires us? Causes us to grow impatient? It’s frustrating, because we are naturally, not patient. And the patient ones among us are like, on some other spiritual level. You laugh, but you know it’s true — we set them apart. This is why a good build-up is so beautiful, but so satisfying on some intrinsic human level. We love the shift, the drop, the climax, whatever you wanna call it.

The lyrics in this song speak to the visions we create from day to day. That may not be the only thing it gets at, but it is one. It’s simple and meaningful because of this. Paired with a spacey tribal drum sound that carries sonic waves through the mind, and eventually to the eyes. Once it reaches that level, it’s a whole different game. The eyes and ears are connected in activity. Eyes work at a vision of what it is that this song brings to life in front of us. Maybe, you begin to understand that the world as you see it, is yours. It’s your world, one that people get to come in and out of at their own leisure. Your eyes lend the power of perception and, deception, in controlling what it is that you can and cannot see. The ears take us on a ride, unconcerned with the other senses.

This song makes me looks in and out all at once, so, I’m happy. Pitchfork said that Kate Boy was Knife-y. I kind of agree. This Swedish pop-duo has a mysterious air about them, but the approachable quality to this song creates a recipe for sheer success. It’s a good sign for things to come, don’t you think? I’m hoping they turn out more jams like this.

Kate Boy – In Your Eyes