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Bodies

Bodies

On Wafia's new song "Bodies" from her wonderful VIII EP, she sings, "We are bodies. We're just bodies in the night." This lyric helped form the architecture for a playlist devoted to bodies and embodiment in many forms. The opener by Troye Sivan blends folk earnestness with some electronic stylings to explore the other side of a break up. On Kylie Minogue's and Mabel's singles, the focus shifts to the dance floor and the night out. On the back half, the biggest surprise was a new James Blake single, one of his glitchiest productions to date, which mirrors its title about a car beside you moving ahead.

The ending two songs - a wonderfully remixed grime rap track about London and the other, a track about roaming across borders - reveal both musical and lyrical complications. They suggest that, in the end, the question of embodiment is a perpetual fascination (a project, really) of music and art, more generally. Increasingly, the question of genre seems to be irrelevant and counterproductive to really listening for the pulse.

Singles Club: Jan '18

Singles Club: Jan '18

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