I’m a pretty loquacious guy; the blog has been great because I get to indulge in instantaneous editorials about whatever I’m really into at the moment. But every now and then I come across a song that I really hits me and I have the damnedest time explaining what’s so great about it. Take, for instance, Sunvisor’s “Sky Dive,” a song that I’ve been hanging out with pretty steadily since the duo sent it to me a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been struggling with my review because I can’t get much past a list of all of the things I like about the song: the vague clang of the snare, the woozy synths, the way the gentle background vocals waft across the track, the way the bassline recedes as the layers pile up, the reverb blurring and smearing the vocals. But I dawned on me tonight, when I sat down to work on it again, that I don’t need to make an argument for the song. The song stands on its own. Sometimes it’s best to shut the fuck up and let the song do all the talking.
mp3: Sky Dive