Page 18 is a recently formed alternative rock band of college students from Nashville, TN that will challenge your perspective of modern rock with their debut album, P.18.
There’s a certain dream-poppiness to Sonderlust, and while Kishi Bashi tends to shy away from darker hues in his songwriting, this record sees him going all in, exploring themes of heartbreak, loss, and longing.
The story and feeling of this song rings clear throughout, and, as usual, Katie’s lyrics are beautiful and thoughtfully crafted.
If To Pimp a Butterfly by Kendrick Lamar can be seen as a wakeup call to self-discovery and empowerment, Coloring Book by Chance the Rapper can be seen as an answer to that call.
Why sacrificing artistic integrity for good branding is bullshit
You don’t “find yourself” on the road. As a full-time independent musician, I can promise you I’ve tried.
Art lives and dies on the dubious emptiness of silent instruments and blank canvases.
Even Lady Gaga, one of the biggest pop stars of this decade, has moments where she needs to take a moment, think, and say no if need be.
Behind the Song
“Change” was actually written about a year ago in response to the social injustices taking place then, but sadly a year later this song is as relevant as it would have been in 2015.
“You Want It Darker” is solemn and chilling from the moment the song starts, the sound of a choir and organ contrast against a grooving electric bass line, carrying the same gravitas as David Bowie’s posthumous release, Blackstar.