Wednesday, November 18, 2015

"California, Don't Let Me Down"

For the majority of the past month, I've been listening to Avicii's new album, Stories, on heavy repeat. On the album, there are a few tracks that I tend to gravitate toward when skipping around. The one track that I can't seem to ever skip over on the fourteen song EP anytime I listen is Sunset Jesus. Despite it skewing heavy toward pop, the combination of vocals and bubbly chord progression is addicting. The post-hook release offers such an amazingly jubilant release that can't help but nod along to the beat. It's one of those tracks that is so interesting that you pay attention to the lyrics and want to know more about what they mean. Such a cool use of symbolism to make a point about a topic that's much bigger in society.

And if you're wondering more about how the track came together, I bet you'll be interested to hear that Gavin Degraw is the vocalist on the track and Mike Posner was one of the writers on the track. Basically, it's a microcosm of the album as a whole and if you haven't given a full listen to Avicii's entire album, I hope that this drives you to giving it a full spin because there are plenty of hidden gems just like this one...#SunsetJesus


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