“And if you’re still bleeding, you’re the lucky ones.
‘Cause most of our feelings, they are dead and they are gone.
We’re setting fire to our insides for fun.
Collecting pictures from the flood that wrecked our home,
It was a flood that wrecked this home.”
This song. The lyrics. I recently read in article in a hilarious, but always inspiring monthly publication that talked about a disease where you actually become addicted to someone you used to love. The reactions your brain has to being with them is similar to cocaine. There is a rush. Your senses have heightened. Your mind actually will react as if you did a line of this person.
Some of us would call that first love. For some it is the last love. But the idea that you, your body, your mind can become dependent on the love of another, well that is science. I love songs like this though. I can sit comfortably in my happy relationship and then hear this song and feel pangs of remembrance. An uncomfortable feeling like your insides are burning and you feel it rise up your esophagus and all that comes out a little noise. A gasp. The sensation of a lover past races through my veins. I can feel my mind slightly romanticizing the breakup. To do this would be similar to romanticizing a train getting derailed and burning slowing to a stop leaving me as one survivor to have this memory. The one person who knows how it felt. We are the lucky ones who can look back on it and somehow still have a feeling that rushes at the very thought of them, even if just for a moment.
Just shy of one year after their debut album If You Leave released, Daughter has been turning heads with their heartbroken tunes and their whimsical sounds. The threesome have given way for their music to take shape in the hands of producers and has lead to many tantalizing remixes of the tunes found on their recent album, The Wild Youth.
Alle Farben, or Franz Zimmer of Berlin, is a young producer who has been releasing remixes since 2010, but plans to release his debut album come May 2014. This edit created by Alle Farben gives this solemn but relatable tune a tweak by adding in the sounds of a broken reverb and traces of an electric guitar riff paired with the synth. These elements combined create a new tone of melancholy hope for a bitter twirl on a dance floor.