Posted on Wednesday 5 October 2016
Suuns‘ 2013 album, Images Du Futur, ended with the droning and mesmerizing track, “Music Won’t Save You.” The lyrics are delivered empty and dejected, as if the comes as a disappointing realization from a place of wisdom. We want them to be false, though. We want to think that the music will save us, and so time and again, in places of joy and in pain, we return to it: those songs we love to dance to; those songs we fell in love to; and those songs that expressed our sorrow when it seemed like no one else understood.
Music won’t save you. It won’t get you a good job. It won’t provide you shelter. It won’t bring her or him back to you. It won’t unbreak your heart.
But it will take you back to a moment that you don’t want to let go of. It will help you let it out when no one else is around. It will pick up your spirits. It will make you move. It will help you lose yourself. Ben Shemie of Suuns is wrong. Music will save you.
01 Owen Pallett – In Conflict (2014)
02 Expensive Looks – Nothing More (2012)
03 Alias – Dahorses (2011)
04 Psychic Twin – Lose Myself (2016)
05 Dyan – St. James (2016)
06 Ian Sweet – 2soft2chew (2016)
07 Low – Words (1994)
08 Houses – Medicine (2010)
09 COOLRUNNINGS – Fool Moon (2011)
10 Vitalic – Trahison (2005)
11 Teebs – Red Curbs Loop (Stuff I Dream About) (2011)
12 Cold Cave – Life Magazine (2009)
13 Suburban Living – Club Kids (2013)
14 Porches – Underwater (2016)
15 Porcelain Raft – Tip of Your Tongue (2010)
16 Sylvan Esso – Uncatena (2014)
17 Saroos – Týden Divu (2010)
18 Suuns – Music Won’t Save You (2013)
19 Stars – Undertow (2008)
Tags: Alias, Cold Cave, COOLRUNNINGS, Dyan, Expensive Looks, Houses, Ian Sweet, Low, Owen Pallett, Porcelain Raft, Porches, Psychic Twin, Saroos, Stars, Suburban Living, Suuns, Sylvan Esso, Teebs, Vitalic