Morning Commute: Urias – “Visions”

Good morning. I feel about like the cover of the album art of this song this morning. My friends wanted to go dancing last night, and now certain letter combinations make me want to puke. I’ll try to avoid those. The good news is we have an excellent R&B/Trip-Hop track from Urias to help us all nurse a collective hangover. This track as described by the artist as “how she sees the universe; the light and the darkness in everything and everyone.”

I love the clicking percussion throughout the track. I think I would listen to this track with just the instrumentals, but luckily, we get the gorgeous vocal stylings of Urias too. I can’t decipher all the lyrics, but it seems like a conversation with someone the speaker cares about, or at least wants does physically. It seems like a complicated relationship for sure.

-Caleb

Want to hear more? We added this to our June TOTD Spotify playist which we will stop adding songs to at the end of today.

 

TOTD: Cloud Daddy & the Kingston Big Smokes “Two Things”

Looking for that Netflix and chill song to start your night out right? This is that groove for you. Two Things is one of the groups debut tracks on a double comprised of this song and Elizabeth, and we couldn’t be more stoked about it. The lyrics are very pointed, and take you on a smooth ride where there are only two stops: weed bags and you. I mean, I guess it’s more like those two things are already on the ride, and you make no stops; you just float. I mean, the lyrics may seem a bit on the nose, but I think that’s kind of the point here. This isn’t a song built to answer deep philosophical questions. This is a song to smoke to.

All I want to do in this life, 
is suck on a bag (filled with weed). 
All I want to do in this life, 
is fall in love with you (endlessly). 
And suck on a bag 

The track itself is so complex, building to cacophonous dissonance at some points before pulling everything back in to slick bass lines and what sounds like R2-D2 samples. I’m pumped to see what these guys bring to the table going forward because their debut is lights out. It serves its purpose, it’s complex, and it makes you move. What else is there?

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