Friday, December 30, 2016
NICE AS F*CK! : The Songs, 2016.
03/solange/cranes in the sky
"Sometimes you ask yourself 'where's the peace?' Everybody always talking about peace, but as long as you find peace in what you are doing then you successful. You gotta do stuff to where you can go to sleep at night because the glory is in you..." - Percy Miller
You can seek salvation in a hairdo, that new dress, or travel over 70 states, but that glory is in you. You can attempt to drink away your troubles or roll them all up and away in a spliff, but that glory you seek can only be found within you.
And it is in her. And in Cranes in the Sky, a timeless on arrival meditation on finding inner peace and casting out all those things which keep you from maximizing the momentous glory that is within you. What's most beautiful about Cranes in the Sky is listening to Solange reach that mountaintop within herself. She composed and arranged this gorgeous, contemplative R&B track (with a smooth, sensual assist from Mr. Raphael Saadiq) so that she can go to bed each night feeling successful. So that she can go to sleep at night and feel whole. When those euphoric Minnie Ripperton like falsetto harmonies arrive and begin their ascent into the heavens at the song's end, the euphoria and her release feels earned. Her glory has been activated and peace has been found. It is, again, an inspiring, incredibly warm and stunning reminder of the beauty and clarity that awaits each and every one of us once we fully tap into the glory and potential that lies within us all.
05/schoolboy q featuring kanye west/that part
06/danny brown featuring schoolboy q/pneumonia
10/jessy lanza/never enough
11/kaytranada featuring syd/you're the one
12/dirty projectors/keep your name
13/britney spears/private show
14/devendra banhart/fancy man
15/angel olsen/shut up kiss me
16/parquet courts/i was just here
17/badbadnotgood feat. samuel t. herring/time moves slow
18/of montreal/it's different for girls
19/nice as f*#k/door
20/flume featuring beck/tiny cities
21/the weeknd/false alarm
22/amber coffman/all to myself
23/bruno mars/that's what i like
24/car seat headrest/destroyed by hippie powers