Lately, I’ve been feeling anchorless. It’s a queer sentiment; it’s like I don’t know what to do or where to turn. The world is rushing past me in a maddening blur, yet all I can do is hang back and observe. I just feel so temporary, like my sense of self is constantly being challenged. Is this an identity crisis? I can’t be certain - aren’t crises usually marked by pain? Because there is no pain – only a cautious quietude. I’m simply floating.
Which is why I’m glad I stumbled upon “Two Rivers.” It just so happens to be the perfect music to float to.
“Two Rivers” feels a little more sudued than the tracks on New Chain. It’s quietly anthemic, and full of dreamy vocals that seem to melt into the lush electronic backdrop. Even better still, Heems of Das Racist contributes a freestyle.
Though it’s a dying genre, I think Small Black have created a perfect example of what chillwave should always be. The ethereal vibes of “Two Rivers” are so seductive, it would prove almost impossible not to become lost in them.
Of course, when you’re already lost, it doesn’t take much to lose yourself.
Moon Killer is out 11/11.