I’ve travelled a lot in my day, i’ve stared out of a lot of windows. It’s one of my favorite things to do when passing through a new city – whether looking down from an airplane or out of the window of a train or uber – i love trying to understand the rhythm and pulse of the new place. I breeze by, trying to imagine myself grabbing a coffee in the popular downtown shop, or meeting a friend at a beautiful cafe I saw out of the corner of my eye. Every city has it’s own soul and I always wonder whether it’ll click with mine. Some cities look better drenched in sunshine. Some cities make more sense when it’s cloudy. Some need thousands of people marching through for it to feel alive, but some buzz more when it’s empty. To me, there’s nothing more fun than cracking the code of a city.
The music I’m listening to at those moments has to match too. You don’t want to be in a funk when trying to appreciate a new place, it’s two opposing forces that don’t work together. Something about Glassio’s blazing hot new single called “Make Me Feel” makes me want to go explore a new city. It feels nostalgic, yet bright-eyed and excited. It feels rooted in something older, but ready to embrace something newer. Really the exact same feelings one has when they move to a nice place. And also the exact same feelings you can have about relationships – the way you miss certain things about a past love, while being excited and refreshed by your new love. At times it makes no sense to feel both of those things at the same time, but those seemingly opposite feelings are what being human is all about. This whole universe is balanced by opposing forces – light and dark, up and down, yin and yang. It’s just what it is. So the balance is key – it’s ok to feel both ways about anything, in fact that’s probably what’s truest to our nature.
Beyond the lush production of “Make Me Feel” and it’s obvious attempt at leading our asses to the dancefloor, I really appreciate the depth of this song’s soul. You can feel it deeply, and it feels like the type of song that should accompany these types of thoughts. The push and pull that we humans work out on a daily basis. Proud moments, then regrets. Excited times, then fears. You use the balance of it all to propel you forward. That’s why I want to go somewhere new and use this song as my soundtrack. There is a lot of the day still left…people are probably hungover from Halloween parties….maybe i’ll just slip out for a moment…
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