your first thoughts about currents?
Answering about songs I haven’t heard (stream of consciousness)
Nangs: Put a giant smile on my face when it started. Short and sweet.
The Moment: VERY Michael Jackson! Kevin, I know what you’ve been listening to. “I fell in love at the sound of my heels on the wooden floor”. Psychedelic music’s love child with 80′s pop, streamed through a synth. Dance music.
Yes I’m Changing: Somewhat dramatic change from the previous song, very mellow and slow. “They say people never change but that’s bullshit, they do.. Another version of myself I think I found at last” Super interesting way to end a song. Kevin is changing and he’s OK with it! I love it. He’s coming into his own.
Gossip: Beginning sounds like Washed Out. Was it really that short?? It was cute.
The Less I Know The Better: OK WHAT? Started dancing the second it started. Sounds like we’re in a smokey dancehall grooving to disco and way across the room, Kevin is singing into a mic and dancing like Michael Jackson. Slow grooves. Oh it just got introspective. “Oh my love, can’t you see that you’re on mind? Don’t supposed you could convince your lover to change his mind?” The song has turned into one of those dance-able songs that make you reflect on the state of your life.
Past Life: Doesn’t sound like Tame Impala. Rearview mirror? Feels Like I Only Go Backwards reference? HOLY SHIT? Kevin did you really just slap bass on like that? WHAT IS THIS SONG? I LOVE IT! I’m floating. I’m smiling. K not really liking this weird voice. Floating again. Put this part on repeat (“from a past life, in a long time, I tried to say it but it never came out right”) and LOOK! At the end, her actually calls. This is a different Kevin for sure.
Reality in Motion: Yes, starts like an inner speaker song I can’t place (sorry). Sounds a little happy-go-lucky to me. Positive, not introspective. Good amounts of rock, sounds like the Lonerism Kevin we know. “It made my heart run circles in overdrive, and i was closer than ever to feeling alive”
Love Paranoia: I love that Kevin’s voice is so prominent on this album. He’s really been struggling with love. He swore! “Does it really fucking matter?… Are you sure it was nothing, cause it made me feel like dying inside?” Really beautiful, tight production. This is an amazingly put together song.
New Person, Same Old Mistakes: Oh, FUNK. This is kind of sexy. “Feel like a brand new person” Fuck yeah! “I know that you think it’s fake.. maybe fake’s what I like… thinking it’s worth the fight”
This whole album is about rebirth, love, and self-confidence. I really love it. Favourite song: The Less I Know The Better.
I’m pretty sure he wrote this album for Sophie, even if he tries to deny it.