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Mar. 30th, 2011 05:33 pm
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Chaos
Artist: Tove Styrke
Album: S/T
Year: 2010
: Okay ----- so after questioning the boundaries of music with breakcore, last post, I figured I would swing to the opposite end of the spectrum this week. So -- have some SWEDISH POP!

I think this album was posted on [livejournal.com profile] indie_exchange back when it wasn't a request community (oh, those were the days), and I followed my standard procedure for interesting-looking albums with whose artists I am not familiar: download, unzip two months later, skim through once, add the standout tracks to my "Listen to Me!" playlist, and forget about it. Except -- this song, I didn't forget about.

The..god I have no idea what instrument it is. The synth, I guess, that makes the "dah dah dah-nah-nah" sound at the beginning -- it's what got me hooked and made me actually stop and listen to the whole thing. That little loop sounds like something I've heard ad infinitum at Saph (I tend to...refer to Saph a lot when making these posts, huh? ONLY because it had a pretty heady role in shaping my music taste circa '08). Ultimately, it's standard slightly-electro--pop -- but there is something in it (mainly the lyrics, coupled with the very pop-esque hook -- but then again, I love poppy hooks, so) that lends it something more than that.

Chaos, you've been my friend for quite awhile..
I can't escape from it
Love, babe, it eats me up alive.
My heart is evicted,
[just a note, here: I've always heard it as "infected"; I don't know which I prefer.]
I gotta protect it,
Don't you dare try to break it.
WE CAN'T ESCAPE FROM IT,
WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT
.

Not much else to say: I love this song because it is just a Good Fun Song, BUT!
Even in pop songs, I love that idea of having to fight -- especially through (or for, depending!) the chaos. Life is a battle, always; that's not always (never?) a bad thing. I would hate to have an easy, standard life; songs like this somehow remind me of why.

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