LYRIC OF THE WEEK:
Drake, ‘Emotionless’ -
“They always ask, ‘Why let the story run if it’s false?’
You know a wise man once said nothing at all”
Clearly, to make myself seem cleverer I should really leave this explanation blank. But as the editor of a website whose primary aim is to say something, preferably witty or insightful, this shows I am still quite a way off achieving wisdom by Drizzy Drake’s standards. Still, a pithy ‘maxim’ (never miss a chance to self-promote) nonetheless, and one that we could all do with abiding by more closely in this age of memes, comments sections and apparently needing more than just 140 characters to convey an opinion.
SONGTITLE OF THE WEEK:
Ariana Grande, 'God is a woman'
Profoundly theological on the surface, yet beneath lies a track championing sexual liberation. Bold, defiant and undoubtedly inspiring, the blunt affirmation will come across as juxtaposition to some, but hopefully the majority will react more open-mindedly and positively. It almost feels as though Grande is challenging us, seeing how we do respond, and questioning those who move to dismiss it. The lyrics may be erotic, yes, and are unquestionably striking in themselves - but the title points towards so much more than this.
COVER ART OF THE WEEK:
Gorgon City, Escape
Wait, what is that? Is it a bird? Is it a plane?
I’m still not entirely sure what this mutated pigeon-dove hybrid is exactly, but either way it contributes to another awesome cover from UK dance duo, Gorgon City. The ocean blue and rainforest green shades blend perfectly, creating a very naturalistic yet also subtly electric feel. The lack of a head to this animal turns the image into a perplexing illusion, and the album title - ‘Escape’ - only adds to the ominous, mysterious mood that’s engendered. The outstretched wings certainly invoke a sense of freedom, and if this is a dove, albeit a very strange dove, perhaps the artist intends peace to be an underlying message too.
What do you think? Any better choices gone under the radar this week?
Yours sincerely, but not too seriously,
Hello! I'm currently studying Philosophy & Theology at Oxford University, UK. Having always loved writing and music in equal measure, and having always hated decision-making, I figured hey, why do I need to choose between the two?
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