Here’s a bit of top pop mindedness for you. I received an e-mail a few days ago that completely caught me off guard. It was a brief, if not frantic analysis of Kaskade‘s “Move For Me,” the moody trance track that’s been haunting all of my summer playlists. It read as follows:

Is it just me, or is there an underlying sadness to this song. Or at least a wistfulness. Maybe it is lines 4,5,6. (“Do I know your name/ Doesn’t really matter /In this life we’re all the same”)
Now read “The Love Song of J Alfred Prufock” by TS Elliot.
Here is a link with good commentary attached. It is not 9th grade poem, because hell, it is ts Elliot.
Also, I have noticed, in addition to the words themselves and the minor or incomplete chords, the sheer repetition of the phrase ‘Another night out, another dancefloor weighs on me. By about the 7th or 8th time you hear it, you get the sense that her search for meaning and love has been going on for months, if not years.

I was so taken by his sincerity that I immediately went and read over the poem, which is brilliantly written and captures rather familiar feelings of haunting and hopelessness echoed in the lyrics of Kaskade’s shimmering single. I’ve always found a great degree of sadness within the track, and the poem seems to add some possible depth to the emotion. Go on and read the poem as well to see what you think.

Many thanks to T. Johnson for this e-mail, and for providing oodles of food for thought!

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