July 30th, 2014 2:06pm

The Space Between Us

GFOTY “Don’t Wanna/Let’s Do It”

Here’s another track from the PC Music crew, and it’s one of the most bizarre and confounding pop songs I’ve ever encountered. The structure is glitchy and warped, but in a way, that’s not too weird. A lot of music now is glitchy and warped. This is interesting in how the voice and lyrics are bent and clipped up too, so it’s really hard to get a sense of whether there’s any deliberate, linear connection between the sections and tangents, or if it’s all just a silly string of inane non sequiturs you might overhear on a city street at night. A lot of the appeal of this for me is in the tension between those two things, and the way it makes me feel like I’m just not cool enough to pick up on what these very young people are trying to say. I’m always a sucker for music that does this, and implies it’s all a code to be cracked.

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