Wednesday, December 21, 2011

MUSIC: Sail!

‘Sail’ is the sound of the most tortured of souls in torment. Over a grimy, dirty blast of synthetic bass and plucked strings, the impassioned vocal pierces the heart, all angst ridden and…well, tormented. Awolnation uses electronica as their medium of choice, not softly strummed guitars. Listeners of a nervous or self-hating disposition may wish to listen to something else. Lines like ‘Maybe I should kill myself/blame it on my ADD baby’ may do little to soothe the troubled breast. It remains, though, a pitch-perfect soundtrack for despair and anguish, from the gnarled vocals to the distorted accompaniment cruising beneath the surface.


Awolnation - "Sail"
(dancer = Arthur Cadre)

Sail!

This is how I show my love
I made it in my mind because
I blame it on my A.D.D. baby

This is how an angel cries
I blame it on my own supply
Blame it on my A.D.D. baby

Sail!
Sail!
Sail!
Sail!
Sail!

Maybe I should cry for help
Maybe I should kill myself
Blame it on my A.D.D. baby

Maybe I'm a different breed
Maybe I'm not listening
So blame it on my A.D.D. baby

Sail!
Sail!
Sail!
Sail!
Sail!

La la la la la la oh!

La la la la la la oh!

Sail!
Sail!
Sail!
Sail!
Sail!

Sail with me into the dark
Sail!
Sail with me into the dark
Sail!
Sail with me into the dark
Sail!
Sail with me, sail with me
Sail!