It's been a minute since I've posted. I've been vacationing practically full time these days and it's been very relaxing. So much so that finding a topic to discuss seems much too cumbersome mentally and with the physical additive of sporadically yet strategically prancing my fingertips against the keyboard, it all seems to require an unusual amount of effort that I simply do not have. So as of late I've stopped before even considering starting and honestly I've got almost no complaints. Yet, I have forgone my time for contemplation (and self promotion) so again, here I am to deliver some mildly exciting information in regards to Xenia Dunford the product.
Above is Everyday Sun, a track I collaborated on with Burlington hip hop duo The Aztext. I definitely took influence from their words in regards to the thematic direction of the hook, but the beat itself is so energetic and buoyant that sun and summer motifs were the natural progression for me. On the page, figuratively speaking, that seems a little cookie cutter, but for someone who gravitates toward the darker themes of human consciousness, I think it's important to write uplifting songs with positive messages, if only to keep an even keel.
Politically speaking, which is something I rarely do, this song ruminates on the glass half full perspective in a three minute optimists guide to surviving Trump's presidency with all the moral and ethical upheaval he and his deranged cronies bring with them. Ok, it's not really that political, but that's my message and I'm fucking sticking to my buns.
In other news, I'm taking a break from doing relatively nothing to play a show with the super groovy, always fierce Aubrey Haddard in support of her album release! The show is Friday July 13th at the Light Club Lamp Shop in Burlington. Her album 'Blue Part' has been on repeat for me and this track is right up there as one of my ass shaking anthems of the summer.