02/dirty projectors/dirty projectors
Love will burn out.
And love will just fade away.
And love's gonna rot.
And love will just dissipate...
And when it does, it will force you to gather your thoughts and attempt to collect yourself. You can't see em coming down your eyes, so you go and make the songs cry. Cause this is what it is and where we are and where he is: alone, with a reset. And with this reset, David Longstreth takes his emotional distress and compositional wizardry to the studio to address and make sense of what happened, and this involves being almost uncomfortably personal and revealing, often lashing out.
And it is incredibly dazzling. David playing with all of the colors in his orbit to expand even further upon his off-center take on the contemporary pop and R&B that vibrantly floats around him and speaks for him when the words don't do enough justice to paint his emotional recollections (peep the instrumental euphoria that is 5:20 - 7:31 of album highlight "Up in Hudson").
Love burned out, and love faded away, but with Dirty Projectors it is made clear that this love can't knock him or keep him down.
KEY TRACKS: Keep Your Name/Up in Hudson/Little Bubble
03/mac demarco/this old dog
04/demi lovato/tell me you love me
06/amber coffman/city of no reply
07/priests/nothing feels natural
10/ariel pink/dedicated to bobby jameson
11/miguel/war & leisure
12/ema/exile in the outer ring
13/charli xcx/number 1 angel
14/lcd soundsystem/american dream
21/vince staples/big fish theory
24/palberta/bye bye berta
25/father john misty/pure comedy