[STATE OF SOUND] New Artists Soundcast #13: ‘Happiness Is Such a Mess’ Edition
STATE OF SOUND is a Sights and Sounds feature where I select new electronically focused bands of stratospheric level quality that’ve been hanging around the periphery of the blogopshere’s vision (just waiting to be discovered). I select only on quality, but try to shoot for Soundcloud/Facebook followers of <3000. If you’d like to be considered for a soundcast, message our Senior Editor Kavi at the contact on my page.
THIS TIME: Yeah, I realize I sit in that sad part of myself for a seeming century of seconds until I’m all shouts and shadows sticking their fingers out my must.seem.human.smile. Struggle with seeing myself with a slack face. Not stern cheeks, eyes always searching for the next sound to see my bared teeth like soldiers. I know grandmas saying helloshouldn’t face war.
Perfectionism in happiness makes me somebody you want to see traffic kiss like a motherfucker. Can walk through the darkness missing kneecaps like anatomy is one of those things only assholes worry about. Don’t look at me in the sunlight, I shiver even in my immobile sternum. Some skin cells shook off that underpart of your forearm you never see and I’ll swirl, swirl on the sidewalks in search of them. Feels like I left the house not with a sword, but a pixie stick. My shield, just the strung together bits of popped balloons from someone else’s party. Happiness, you and I are such a mess. Let’s take this STATE OF SOUND as one step in saying sorry for all the warrior face.
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INTROVERTED DANCEFLOOR// HAPPINESS IS SUCH A MESS
If you ever feel unhappy, don’t forget
Happiness is such a mess.
POSTAAL// DON’T LET GO
We feared for our lives
Than we are in their eyes
GILLIGAN MOSS// CHOREOGRAPH
DISCOVER// GILLIGAN MOSS
MUSA OKWONGA// RING THE BELLS
Bring your energy and your faith
And resume the chase
Once more you’ve got an agenda
Progress is your essence
Optimism is your greatest weapon
You set your course with
Open minded hope you’re going forth
DISCOVER// MUSA OKWONGA
RHODES// CLOSE YOUR EYES (RATIONALE REMIX)
DEAD TIMES// LIGHTNESS
Maybe I, maybe I am just as scared as you
It’s alright, stay by my side
On the edge, on the edge of everything we know
It’s alright, just don’t look down
We’ve been living in a slow fall
A subtle decay
Kiss my face
You fill me
With a lightness
SUNDARA KARMA// FLAME
I’m tired of watching
The shadows on the wall
My eyes are for seeing
The shackles open
We’re finally free to bolt
DISCOVER// SUNDARA KARMA