MusicSeptember 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

One Track Mind: Thundercat’s “Daylight”

Thousands argue the legitimacy of evolution. However, evolution within music occurs constantly, particularly over the three minutes of one song. Thundercat’s new single, “Daylight,” does just this, opening with a jazzy electronic beat before gradually building in a variety of synths and drums. This technique may not be original in, but Thundercat performs with great finesse, slowly molding a pulsing, almost house beat into a celebration to chillwave, complete with obligatory glockenspiel and wavy guitar.

I would like to compare the build of “Daylight” to Sufjan Stevens’ “The Age of Adz,” but I fear it difficult. “Daylight” does build, even to the point of majesty, but it lacks a certain meaning inherent within its more lyrical counterparts. No more lyrics are necessary — “Daylight” serves as an exploratory piece, a delicate thread of electropop meant for relaxed consumption rather than serious contemplation. Daylight breaks on The Golden Age of Apocalpyse, available now.

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By parisienne on September 13, 2011 at 12:07 pm

diggin this song…so chill

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