Today’s song is The Ancestor from the band Darlingside. You will also notice that there is a very unique and attention grabbing animated music video for this song. It’s cutting edge, psychedelic, while not being overtly abnormal either. We at OurVinyl are sensitive to interesting visual representations of music and songs, so that was actually part of the reason for this being today’s song. Although, had there been no video, we still would have shared this number!
It begins with mortality-aware and reflective emotive tones, one which one can also be found in the lyrics. But underneath there is a palpable positivity that can’t be denied. Things may seem grim, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel. The song embodies that feeling when looked at as a whole, but also just at any particular time. That means the band found the perfect balance of sounds to present this quasi-complex juxtaposition of emotional intentions.