New Music: Virginia Wang – Forward Constant Motion
“We’ll make it out someday” — Anonymous
“But we won’t” — Travi$ Scott Friend
This Album Deserves: 8/10
I could say I know
About this album
Or spew some bullshit about how Virginia Wing is going to be the next breakout group
Or talk about how the modulation of this project is light years ahead of the fragile sonic landscape that bedroom pop currently inhabits.
Or just anything pretentious, really. THAT’S WHAT THE PEOPLE WANT
But I won’t .
Instead I’m here to tell you about my experience with this album:
(authenticity rises, shrieks heard around the room)
(listens through album for first time)
(listens through album second time)
Me: still not sure, cool tracks here and there
(listens through album third time)
Me: okay damn this is pretty nice I like her voice I like the electronics I like the sounds there’s some real strange melodies going on here. what’s with these ambient interludes on a dream pop album really throwin’ me off
Day 2 again:
(talking to Travi$ Scott Friend)
Me: Hey man you should check out this new album I’ve been digging called Forward Constant Motion by Virginia Wing. It’s real cool, real trendy, I think you’ll like it
Travi$ Scott Friend: Hey thanks man, I’ve been looking for new music lately!
Me: Course you have
Day 2 once more:
(falls asleep listening to ‘Permaboss’ on loop)
Obligatory picture of the album cover ^^
(listens through album a fourth time)
Me: ya okay why is this not more hyped. Some absolutely INCREDIBLE tracks: ‘Lily of Youth’ (get jiggy with it), ‘Grapefruit’ (again, get jiggy with it), ‘Sonia & Claudette’ (absolutely stunning ballad dealing in relationship issues, possibly abuse?, beautiful regardless, heart-wrenching), ‘Baton’ (a schizophrenic’s nightmare, wtf electronics)
Me again: What a fantastic album, I should check out their back-catalog
(goes back and listens to Measures of Joy)
Me: Mmm wow they clearly have a knack for writing eerie psychedelic tunes. So good. Maybe better than Forward Constant Motion??
I mean both albums are great but I can be a sucker for clear melody and Measures of Joy has more of that.