Music Review // iskwē "Sure To Come"


This song has a sound I can't quite put my finger on but it's somewhere between pop, R&B and almost something tropical.  It feels like the percussion in here is a steel drum and that gives it those island vibes.  It just moves like Janet Jackson but also like Janet Jackson covering Bob Marley perhaps.

Lyrically this song is about a day that is sure to come and the chorus says: "Some day I'll be forgotten / That day is sure to come".  It's funny (not in a haha way) that when I think about my family, for example, I knew my great grandmother but then kind of blanked on any family before that.  It seems like it's only a matter of time before people stop wanting to look back into the past and there's just this cut off that we get further and further away from which each passing day.

And when you think about things on the grand scale of things, for as many people as have existed in say the last 100 years, how many of them do we remember?  And take that 100 and turn it into 1000.   So many people just end up fading away in time, as if they were never here, and we all want to do that thing that has us remembered like Thomas Edison or George Washington or Harriet Tubman, but statistically those odds are just not in our favor.  

At the same time as all of this though, you can also listen to this song in the sense of what we're doing might not be remembered in years to come so you might as well live it up.   If you take chances and make mistakes, well, no one will likely remember it in a hundred years or more.  This music video has a great style where it looks like an animated painting and everything about this song is just a reason to like it.


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