For contemplating

Have you ever had a conversation with someone that springboards you into a pool of your own thoughts? That makes you really consider the various aspects of your life, and not necessarily negatively? Have you ever been in the middle of a long drive and found yourself watching the blurry scenery pass by while feeling your mind drift?

The answer to all those questions is an absolute yes, which brings me to my next mood soundtrack. This track is what one of my best friends appropriately labelled a journey, because it brings you through a spectrum of emotions and thoughts. It helps open your mind and explore the areas that have been begging for attention.

I introduce to you the nine minute long journey of “Innerbloom” by RÜFÜS.

Starting off low and simple, the track can seem like any other electro-pop single that will have catchy lyrics and a simplistic beat, but any of those thoughts are proven wrong within the first minute. Once the melody kicks in, you immediately know that this is a piece of music that will bring you somewhere. The bassline and introduction of hi-hats provides a contrast that works perfectly, and adds dimension to the track.

The journey doesn’t start until the vocals come in, but when they do, they do so beautifully. Immediately, RÜFÜS conjures the ideas of dreams and deep thoughts, which, almost subconsciously, draws your mind into a stream of your own thoughts that is guided by the intricacy of the musical elements and repetitive, yet incredible melody. The moment of lyrical silence allows you to go deeper before the soothing voice guides you back to the thoughts of emotions and journeys.

This idea of freeing your mind is easily pinpointed as the theme of the track, but it’s not a theme that smacks you in the face or makes itself forcefully clear. Instead, it’s a theme that slowly wraps its arms around you and let’s you slowly accept it. It floats along with you while you contemplate whatever your brain brings up first, and doesn’t force you to think of anything else.

One of the best things about “Innerbloom” is that it doesn’t feel like it’s almost 10 minutes long. It simply feels like it’s a, well, journey that you’re willingly and happily taking. The best comparison I can think of for this track is that it’s like lazily floating on your back, in a pool, on a sunny, summer day. Your mind is relaxed enough to wander and allow you a moment to yourself.

I’m curious to hear your thoughts about this track, and whether or not you felt like RÜFÜS really brought you on a journey!

À la prochaine,
Kay

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