TV on the Radio // DLZ
we take our empty hearts and fill them up with broken things
to hang on humming wire like cheap lamps down a dead end street
close your weary eyes
and every time we turn away
it hits me like a tidal wave
I would change for you but baby it doesn’t mean I’m gonna be a better man
give the ocean what I took from you so one day you can find it in the sand
and hold it in your hands again
cold ways kill cool lovers
strange ways we use each other
why won’t you fall back in love with me
there ain’t no way we’re gonna find another
the way we sleep all summer
so why won’t you fall back in love with me?
The National & St. Vincent - Sleep All Summer
Grimes is juxtaposition and contradiction. A classically trained ballerina, a signed electronic musician who’d rather make music at home. The music she constructs is surreal but rooted in very real influences and metaphors. Her lyrics and undertone are often aggressive, ironically placated and exaggerated by her small stature and doe eyes.
Oblivion, off of her first album on a label, came out last year. I love the spookiness of the base track against the sweetness of her voice, I love the danceability against the darkness of her lyrics.
Grimes’ sound is familiar and yet strange. and so, if I had one tip for this one, I’d say give it two listens before passing judgement.