** Premiere - Jaded Hipster Choir - “Benevolence” **
We sat engulfed in the darkness for sometime. Our warm breath seemed to blanket our bodies, causing it to become scaled and goose fleshed. In the night, our hands became our eyes, feeling their way around each other to distinguish and define who we truly were. I would claw and bite, feeling your skin in my mouth, hoping to taste your true essence. If I had caused you to break, I would not have objected, rather, I secretly wished for a crackling, a fissure in your skin. You would prod and pull at me, wanting to overtake me. Afraid of you discovering my true identity, I would shy away at your touch every so often. As you lovingly placed your ear to my chest, my heart would pound manically. And when you smiled, so knowingly and accepting, the beat would slow an steady. Loved and accepted. Redeemed.
Jaded Hipster Choir’s upcoming EP, “Kodama,” is heavily inspired by Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli films. “Benevolence” plays out like a redemption song at dusk. It builds to a pulsating climax, like a heart beat reflecting on an action. There are certain Stravinsky-esque odes, almost like a “Rite of Spring” nod scattered throughout. It is humble and reflective, ascending and descending, timid yet accepting - like a moment of discovery.
“Kodama” will be released on Wonder Beard Tapes sometime in Dec/January. In the meantime, you can download the single at bandcamp.
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