Marina And The Diamonds & Charli XCX – Just Desserts

At this very moment on NYC there is thunder, lightening, and rain pouring down in buckets.  And the strange creature that I am loves this kind of weather, my mind feeds off of it.  It’s like right after you have just had the most amazing orgasm of your life and your body has electricity running through it, in short it’s a rush, it’s dangerous and beautiful all at the same time.  I listened to this yesterday and have heard this track by Marina and Charli XCX before, but was a bit hesitant to post it.  One because it couldn’t speak more truth to my life and two because I wear my heart on my sleeve and have questioned whether this is a good idea or not.  But what I have realized  recently is that I don’t care what other people think, I pretty much haven’t my whole life, but I am human and sometimes for a moment we can lose track of the greatness we have in us, I bounce back quickly and that is something I am grateful for, and I remember how valuable my emotions and my passions are.  I speak honesty, I breath truth as though if I didn’t I would die.  Sometimes we live in fears and we can either take those fears and let them drive us or we can let them weaken us..I choose driving forward!

This is something I appreciate so much about Marina’s music, her lyrics are so deep and yet her voice and her delivery of the words have so much strength and power that it reminds me at least, that weakness just doesn’t have to exist.  It takes a certain type of person and a certain passion and vulnerability to deliver a song like this the way Marina and Charli do.  As well the production which couldn’t have been more spot on in making this one dark, but uplifting with the electro pop, bitter sweet subtleties.  You cannot fake these types of words, emotions and truth, so for that I applaud this song and Marina and Charli, two dark beautiful women exuding a certain type of rare power. All the words must be seen, so here you go:

Your heart breaks hard…

Marina and The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road (Russ Chimes Remix)

Mowgli’s Road is the blue vs. the red pill in song form. The entire song is Marina’s internal battle between choosing the numbing and seductive path society advertises or the more challenging and rebellious pursuit of her own dreams. I’ve always had a gut feeling that there is something terribly wrong with the current paradigms we hold so dearly. There are too many limits when the nature of the world is limitless, just look at the computer you are using to read this for proof. There is something off about the work culture and the way people give away their time in exchange for a few dollars. Some people find comfort in the system but the older I get the more pressing and important it’s becoming for me to see the true potential of life…

Morpheus: I imagine that right now you’re feeling a bit like Alice, tumbling down the Rabbit Hole, humm?
Neo: You can say that.
Morpheus: I can see it in your eyes… You have the look of a man who accepts what he sees because he is expecting to wake up. Ironically this is not far from the truth. Do you believe in fate Neo?
Neo: No
Morpheus: Why not?
Neo: Because I don’t like the idea that I’m not in control of my life.
Morpheus: I know exactly what you mean…
Let me tell you why you’re here. You’re here because you know something. What you know you can’t explain but you feel it, you felt it you’re entire life, that there’s something wrong with the world. You don’t know what it is but it’s there like a splinter in your mind driving you mad, it is this feeling that has brought you to me. Do you know what I’m talking about?
Neo: The Matrix?
Morpheus: Do you want to know what it is? The matrix is everywhere, it is all around us, even now in this very room…. You can see when you look out your window or when you turn on your television. You can feel it what you go to work, when you go to church, when you pay your taxes. It is the world that has been pulled over your eyes to blind you from the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Morpheus: That you are a slave Neo, like everyone else you were born into bondage, born into a prison that you cannot smell, taste or touch. A prison for your mind… Unfortunately no one can be told what the Matrix is, you have to see it for yourself.
This is your last chance, after this there is no turning back. You take the blue pill the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe  whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay in wonderland and I’ll show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.
Remember, all I’m offering is the truth, nothing more…”

Oh and by the way, this track is bangin’, enjoy.

Marina and The Diamonds – Mowgli’s Road (Russ Chimes Remix)