The lyrics see Sufjan putting folklore back into folk, constructing vivid fantasy-themed pieces of imagery including shoving a stake through his own heart and 'chasing the dragon'. As well as creating a fairy tale vibe, this fantasy theme could be a metaphor for how the singer-songwriter perceives his own life. As his lyrics suggest, he gets drunk to get laid and regularly uses drugs, doing everything possible to escape reality. Perhaps in doing so, his life has become a fantasy.
This new track from Odd Future member Earl Sweatshirt sees the Cali rapper switching up his distinctively sleepy and monotone delivery for a surprisingly fiery tone. Its a clear sign that Earl is maturing. I'm also digging the jazzy instrumental on this track, particularly the beat change midway. The production's sounding dusty and refreshingly raw.
This breezy funk-pop tune comes courtesy of New York singer and musician, Penguin Prison. It's palm-trees-and-sunny-weather music - the kind of stuff that to quote the song title 'never gets old'. Yes, I had to get that pun in there somehow.