First, I’d like to say thank you, if you read the first post! I hope you feel welcomed and I also want you to feel free to give critique and feedback!
In my first post I wrote about a myriad of different things that inspire me, and things that I will post. Among those were visuals, and ‘sonics’, but something I wanted to do was to be able to re-visit artists and images that inspired my world. I used to get LOST in long read interviews and blog posts when I was in high school about different artists. I know I for sure want to include interviews from artists I love, or am inspired by on my blog, because I want to know more, about anything,whenever possible, just as much as you do!
The other week, I went to a trail that I will not name and I decided that even if it snowed ,within a reasonable amount, that I would still go hiking. I put some metal on my boots and went on my way. I listened to some music but I didn’t know which song to choose at first.
I listened to Take Me Apart and also Cut 4 Me, by Kelela.
Let’s take it back to 2013, I transferred schools because of life stuff and all that good stuff. I was in some weird space. I felt isolated. So of course, music had to come and revamp me. I could not listen to songs with lyrics for a while, but for some reason I could listen to Kelela. Kelela helped me filter through broken hearted-ness with her ability to keep me enticed but wondering how she came up with those melodies over those interesting instrumentals.
Cut 4 Me from Kelela’s album Cut 4 Me,
I can swoon about her music all day.
More recenlty, Kelela released the remixed version of “Take Me Apart”. Two remixes from that album really struck me.
Kelela – KAYTRANADA_WAITIN_115 BPM
SHAKU SHAKU! No but this sounds very South African ‘dancehall-ish’. This song definitely gives me a nostalgic feeling and I’ll try and think of the song and post it.
Dj Lag_Onanon_127 Bpm (DJ Lag Remix)
I also listened to SiR- Jay-Z
Ba-boom ti- ta ba-boom ti-ta. Those bells? Imagine that with snow falling and letting this steady beat keep you on track while walking. Almost like a meditation.
You like the image at the top you say? Yup you said that in your head, and probably said it out loud too. This visual matches what was going on in my head while hiking in the cold.
The artist is Rob Woodcox, and he uses the nude human body in seemingly vulnerable and expressive poses as his muses. This picture in particular was just amazing to me because of the contrast of how the background and the muse collided. My thoughts when I was in the snow.
I hope you enjoyed this post or took something from this post that might inspire you to visit some place or listen to an artist or project that you haven’t listened to. If something gave you a good feeling let me know.
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