I realize I should be writing about the album as a whole, or how this has effected my life… However, the connection is merely the song “Oblivion”.
The fear of walking alone at night as a female. I remember moving to Esondido in 2009, and witnessing the public’s reaction to the rape & murder of Amber Dobois (which happened in broad day light)…thinking..I’ll never go anywhere alone again. Of course, that didn’t happen. I walk alone often. However, that feeling of vunrability is always there.
I grew up in the suburbs of Amish country…I never really had to excersize my street smarts until I moved to the city of Pittsburg for college. Even then, I had pretty thick skin…and thought I was invinceable to anything. That was until some peers were held at gunpoint outside our apartment complex. Noted. Anything can happen. Bringing back the good ole’ buddy system.
People these days are always complaining about the “new” music…and how horrible it is. I beg to differ. Although this EP didn’t recieve the greatest reviews, I give Kiiara credit for her creativity in trying something different. I dig it. (Also, I guess I voilated my own rules on not doing any EP’s…but, heck with it…this is my blog)
So, Kiiara is an emo chick…She also is just 21 years old. Oh no! God forbid….another millenial 😐 Oh no! She is complaining about her life! 😐 She’s an artist…that is what artists do. Self expression through art. Deal with it. And, enjoy.
Thanks to my deskmate at work…I can’t stop listening to this song. Kaitlin and I also listened to it the entire weekend back from San Francisco…so…decided I should check out the rest of the album today! Consensus? Great voice…great beats…and he uses Star Trek references to reel in the ladies… A++
The Eels always reminded me of CAKE (the band not the delicious treat). I believe the first time I really listened to them was on the “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” soundtrack that my parents got me for Christmas in 2000…