Song Review: OTR – Dawn

Band: OTR
Song: Dawn
Rules: 140 characters, initial impression

For me, this song would be amazing as a a modern dance routine described as “Catch your breath, we’re in it for the long run” performed by 70 male and 70 female characters.

OTR on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/0oeUdHJ3cy1oveb8WguJJt?si=Wz1yNTB7Rg2BiUrlLd6UHQ

Re-view: “Who knows. Which one are you?”

I find it easier to understand who I am spending time with if I take a step back and view people somewhat as flowers, or a certain type of plant, or a certain type of tree. All three with Roots (root causes, heritage). Branches (effects, family). Leaves (side effects, sensitivities, talents, etc.) These living organisms bare Fruit and Berries (outcome, happiness, joy, etc.) based on where they Grow (environment), who (if so) is lovingly tending to them and what type of nourishment (books, feedback, surrounding reactions, input, etc.) they are receiving or taking part in.
Some people and relationships are like wildflowers. They grow where and when they want to grow and They bloom where, when and how they want to bloom, always in whichever color they chose. There is no way of “taming” them, and to those who try I’d say “don’t”. To those who I’ve likened to wildflowers, I say to myself “let them grow at their own pace”.
Some people and relationships are like apple trees. Their red apples and offers are often made in a threatening manner (like SALE signs), but it seems unwise to pick an apple from a tree that’s growing in an environment where one suspects that nourishment and soil is “polluted” (misinformed, corrupted by money, selfishness, etc.). I’d rather eat an apple off a tree that has KRAV and Fair Trade written all over it. If the apple isn’t Fair Trade or KRAV, I’d rather have a banana that is. That made me laugh. To those who I’ve likened to apple trees: I say to myself “chose wisely”. Not a day has passed where choices haven’t been made.
Some people and relationships are like resurrection plants. You can leave them alone for years and from the outside looking in, it seems as if the relationship between the plant and the outside world has ended. However, given nourishment again the plant, as its name suggests, resurrects. As good as new. These types of relationships are probably some of the most healthy and should be valued most highly if anyone ever comes across one. To those who I’ve likened to resurrection plants: I say to myself and to them: “congratulations”.
Some people and relationships are like orchids. Magnificent, beautiful and angelic. They like the sound of crickets and, like most flowers, light up even the dullest of environments just by simply being. To those who I’ve likened to orchids: I say to myself “say things to them as if your voice is the carrier of the most fragile piece of glass”.

Funny thing is, I resurrected two orchids this year. It made me think to myself again that maybe everyone is, more or less, a combination of all four and how wonderful the fact is that someone or something can grow in such a short period of time; given the right soil, water, and care. Personally, I have bloomed.  Who knows or cares if I’m right or not. Life is wonderous. Which one of the four are you?

Song Review: ford. – Bedford Falls

Band: ford.
Song: Bedford Falls
Rules: 140 characters, initial impression

A hurtful reminder of the overly dramatic power struggles going on between on-screen couples since the dawning of cinema, coupled with a melancholic beat and melody.

ford. on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7ItbAZITSFxSy5LJChXe18?si=r8ZhY9bkRZaBTtl-KIAw9Q

Song Review: Matthew Dear – Modafinil Blues

Artist | Matthew Dear
Song | Modafinil Blues
Rules | max 140 characters, overall feeling

Insightful lyrics sung to a mesmerizing electronic beat with a brilliant iridescent vibe and atmosphere. All in all the song holds my attention from beginning to end.

Matthew Dear on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/2GLf7iaOOujAem5R87xwto?si=pajq5w4BRzGHFwJvVR5urw

Song Review: Gemma Hayes – To Be Your Honey

Band: Gemma Hayes
Song: To Be Your Honey
Rules: 140 characters, general feeling

Just leaning back in peaceful temperance, relaxing in a cloud made from white feathers. Being heavenly sung to and intermediately kissed on the forehead by angels.

Gemma Hayes on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/1blgL26JbtaUUKUEMR6Hs2?si=mMcv6UY2R66BKIESK-XDQQ

Song Review: Echos – Vacant

Band | Echos
Song | Vacant
Rules | 140 characters

More lyrics these days indicate a heightened awareness regarding traits from within “the dark triad” (NPD / NVS / CPTSD). Lyrics read as a repeat of Echo and Narcissus.

Echos on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/6SnMMbLQ4iS8WIyt3ksmCR?si=PD3kmUHXSfmMX5RJ4grfcw

Song Review: OX – Hidden

Band | OX
Song | Hidden
Rules | Max 140 characters, two similar artists and/or songs

A POP:ier, more cheerful yet still absorbing Cocorosie and Fever Ray soundalike. Has a Nordic and pagan vibe with a traveling or hotel commercial kind of feeling to it.

OX on Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/artist/2kpeieFyXAFXNDEBZdagnp?si=HZdkNi-TTH6lTYl4TCS4dQ

Cover Review: Cosmic Cowgirls – Lace And Pretty Flowers

Band | Cosmic Cowgirls
Song | Lace And Pretty Flowers (cover)
Rules | Max 140 characters, two similar artists and/or songs

Best cover of this song I’ve heard so far. The lead female vocals are amazing; soulful, deep and delicate. “The Story” (Brandi Carlisle) and Patty Griffin come to mind.

Cosmic Cowgirls on SoundCloud | https://soundcloud.com/dawncross/cosmic-cowgirls-lace-pretty-flowers

EP Review: Bird And Beast – Vinter

Band | Bird And Beast
EP | Vinter
Rules | Max 140 characters, one similar artists and/or songs

What if Massive Attack went a bit Witch House on us with a new serene female vocalist? Vinter EP is a dark mix between noise and sorrow. Surprisingly chill and relaxing.

Bird And Beast on Spotify | https://open.spotify.com/artist/00ef3vgjdeaQwrQmn1QjQO?si=H-2hxF6gTB6c6IOjH5Qr8g