Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Music Review //
Paul Feder
"Lose My Mind"


Right away the music of Paul Feder has a sound which takes from the past- a synth-based artist from the 1980's or 1990's- and also feels more like the present, comparable with an artist such as Capital Cities.   The music is largely synth driven with beats and could be considered synthwave or some variation of that.   It just feels upbeat though, even if it isn't overly pop, and it could be on the radio.

What I like most about this song is that it is about losing your mind, as the title states.  Isn't it funny how we feel like we're losing our minds and it can be for any number of different reasons?  In fact, if you have ever felt overwhelmed, if you've ever had too much to do and not enough time to do it in, you could be losing your mind.  At the same time, being in lockdown during the pandemic also presented many people with next to nothing to do and caused them to feel like they were losing their minds.

This video is really fun because it is essentially a straight shoot of Paul Feder just standing around and singing the song.  Some of these locations are greyscale but they are also just bleak, even just seeing the bricks.  It makes you wonder why cities- when looked at from afar- aren't more colorful.   So pieces of various color have been placed on top or behind these scenes, which I think speaks on many levels about the mundane.

In addition to this music video feeling like a work of art in and of itself, there is also just a lot of fun put into this song even if it is about having a break down.   If you've ever felt like you were about to lose your mind, putting this song on might help to prevent that from happening.  However, if you feel like you're too far gone and just have to ride it out then this song will also be a good soundtrack to do that with.  

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