I’m way too excited about the single artwork for Culpriit – it looks straight out of Blade Runner: 2049, otherwise known as one of my favorite films of all time. There’s a sense of an ode to the future where technology and romance intersect while a sprawling metropolis functions as a fitting backdrop. “Closer Still” reflects that fusion with an organic, heartfelt indie pop sound draped in modern electronic flair. It’s an inherently human construction that leans on programmed sounds to extend its emotional range.
Over the weekend I drove to the top of Mulholland Drive, parked my car on the side of the road, and looked over Los Angeles. Taking in the immense urban sprawl while at the topic of a silent, nature-laden hill is an experience like no other. The lit-up blimp floating over the city for the NBA’s All Star weekend and the neon-colored Korea Air building felt like the beginnings of the world fully realized in films like Blade Runner and Her – we’re in an exciting time where human constraints are slowly but surely being transcended. I shed a few tears and then drove back home.
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