Life has a beginning, a middle and an end. And yet our lives don’t follow a linear path. We trace circles, follow patterns, chase our tails. Threads are found, dropped and picked up once again. Conversations, ideas and dreams revisited, relived, rewritten. Emotions echo in circular motion blur, rippling out and in again, reverberating like basslines. Or maybe heartbeats.
I can spend a whole evening pressing play again and again on the same songs. A repeating that breeds a closeness, a comfort, a leaning over and falling in.
These are a few I’ve recently been lost in. Some are newer than others, some are coming.
Jessie Ware & Sampha – Valentine
Jacques Greene – Another Girl
Konx-om-Pax – 7th Dimension
Cubic Zirconia – Night Or Day
Nicolas Jaar – Wouh
Gang Colours – In Your Gut Like A Knife
Bullion – My Castle In England
James Blake – A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell cover)
CYMBALS – Half Ask
Adele – Turning Tables
GB – The Provider
(In case you were wondering, The Circle Game is a lullaby by Joni Mitchell. To me it will always be the dragonfly song.)