Thursday, October 6, 2016

Antiwave - Holiday Heart

A little mellow. A little laconic. A lot of chill. Just an easy song that you can breath easily along with. It's been potentially classified as shoegaze or trip hop and I can see that. It's got a little Portishead and a little Sneaker Pimps to it but it's not trying to be anything that it isn't. There's this life to the song that is like swinging on a swing at the park and there's that perfect mix of sunshine and breeziness happening. You kind of have to squint because the sun is in your eyes and you're not swinging hard just kind of hanging out on the swing going back and forth just being. It's the ease of the song that makes it so approachable. You end up closing your eyes and going with it. Lazy river floating through it all on an inner tube. No sense of urgency, just existing.

There's a melancholic twinge of remembrance to it as well. Heather Baker, vocalist, says the song “is inspired by the overwhelming feeling I think we all encounter that the past was filled with good times or was easier. This leads to the direct or indirect selective remembrance of moments in our lives. Yet we are products of the great pain and pleasure we endure, whether we know it or not.” And that message totally comes through in the way the song is built. It's just languid and breathy. I really dig this track and Heather's vocals are amazing. I look forward to seeing where they go from here.

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