Almand – Ride (ft. Tima Dee)

2017 was a fucking ride to say the least. There were crazy ups (working my dream job), crazy downs (long-lasting chronic depression), and everything in between. After living in a haze for years, it was the first 12-month period I was fully present for life and everything it entails. Along the way, I slowly but surely parsed out who I am as an individual – just this week, I’ve begun to fully realize my self image at the top of 2018 with plans for a plethora of tattoos and a new stack of metal shirts that’ve finally brought me back to my comfortable, all-black roots (2017 found me experimenting with anime inspired streetwear, colorful skater chic, and vintage nu-metal pieces just to name a few).

On the flip side, I’m also jaded from all the pain and loss I suffered through over the past year. Both of my childhood dogs died, I watched my parents’ lives slip into chaos, a cherished family friend took their own life, I spent a traumatic stint in the hospital, and my PTSD was a dark cloud that hung over every waking moment. No pain, no gain, though. I’ve set myself up to experience more joy than ever before in major moments like monumental work events and minor moments like hearing a song that touches me – hell, Almand’s new single “Ride” is a good place to start. It’s bouncy, sunny, melodic, playful, everything I want in a track to turn my perpetual frown upside down.

Its refrain also echoes a sentiment I’ve been feeling super hard lately: “I don’t wanna be alone, be alone.” I’ve spent the past year working on myself and I’m ready for someone to enter my life who I want to spend a good portion of my waking moments with. Maybe she’s out there thinking the same thing. Maybe when we’re together we’ll turn up the radio and blast “Ride”.

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Music Remixes

Lana Del Rey – Ride (Barretso Remix)

This track gives me chills, and I am about to say something I rarely say, but this might be my favorite remix that I have heard in the past 2 months. Incredible!  Barretso doesn’t play games, in fact he consistently turns heads with his amazing skills at cranking out these positively chilling synth/pop productions, as well as not taking away from Lana’s vocals and putting an amazing electro spin to them.  I am a pretty avid fan of Miss Lana with her beautiful vibrato and sweet girl rebel mentality.  If you know Me, then you know that anything that screams rebellious sparks Mollz’ interest, you better believe Barretso has been on my positive music radar for a while know and this has pretty much topped me off!

As the New Year approaches us ever so quickly I have been feeling more and more vibrant or maybe alive is a better word, just very comfortable in my own skin and mentality.  Ya ya there are the weirdos who think the world is going to end but honestly along with many others I just think a rapid change is upon us and it’s a true new beginning, especially for our new young generation, we have much more control then we think.

The new anthem:

Just Ride.”

Perfectly and simply said for the wonderful new change that is upon us, “Just ride” it people and enjoy!

Oh ya and everyone have a wild (and safe) Thanksgiving..

Lana Del Rey – Ride (Barretso Remix)