I’m sorry I haven’t posted in so long. My infinite apologies.
By this point, you know that I am an obvious fan of finding songs I love on the internet, meticulously placing songs on playlists that last for hours and driving with your windows down and the music blaring until the sun sets at your back. And while many times, this is enough, I also believe that sometimes, videos can really enhance the understanding of the song. **And please note, I did not use the word “sometimes” lightly.
Take this cover by Josie Charlwood of the Gorillaz song, “Feel Good Inc.” in which she creates, plays and sings all of the vocals and instrumental sounds in the song. With the video, you actually get to see this process evolve instead of just hearing the cover. For me, watching is is like being able to see the tiny wheels turning in a human brain as it works out an idea, adding and threading, weaving the layers together until the synapses connect seamlessly and it’s there, like magic, ready to be written, spoken aloud, or pondered silently within ones own thoughts.
Quite honestly, it makes me a little anxious to watch sometimes. I know deep down that it probably wouldn’t have been uploaded and featured as a “Kick Ass Cover” on The Daily What unless it was great, but there’s so much to do, so much to remember, so many buttons to push. How does she do it? It’s artistry, choreography, the culmination of so many layers of expression and creativity. I can’t fathom it. I am truly in awe of people who can do things like this. I think that’s a big part of the reason I have such a love affair with music. Because it’s