We’ve all had those nights where anxiety inducing thoughts plague our mind, refusing to let us sleep and instead live in the harsh reality of what we believe people perceive us as and the pressures that come along with that. The China Blue went through this during a period of his life and, rather than write us a lullaby to help us fall idly to sleep, crafted a soundscape that brought all these thoughts to the forefront before swiftly shoving them aside and letting us know there’s nothing to be concerned about. Taking the weight of the world off of our shoulders and allowing us to calmly wander back into the land of dreams. It’s safe to say that sleep allows us to become comfortable again, allowing us to melt into the sonic landscape as if it were a memory foam mattress and drift gently back to sleep.
It’s a sonic shift for the artist, going for an alt R&B vibe compared to his usual anthemic alt pop sound. This genre change perfectly encapsulates the tone of his emotive timbre as he hits passionate highs before distorting his vocal to deliver some hauntingly beautiful lows, allowing the hard-hitting 808s something to bounce off in the process. Mere Raj then arrives during the closing moments to give a verse that ebbs and flows with the melodies as he artfully portrays the anxiety driven panic as his angelic falsetto leaves us with chills dancing up our spine. Another standout track from two musicians who are rapidly gaining momentum.