DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World. I discovered this song back in the late 2000's, and it has never left my mind. I often rediscover this song when flipping through my old favorited tracks on youtube, its presence always clears my mind.
I am fascinated by the idea of what midnight in a perfect world would look like... feel like. This thought has always held a somewhat romantic, intimate meaning in my personal life. Its simplicity is humbling. Perhaps you will enjoy it as much as I have.
This week my obsession is with Veil of Maya's song, Doublespeak. I originally posted the chorus on my homepage. I've been researching some more djent-style metal and this song really caught me from the moment I heard it. As much as I want to become a full on metalhead (aka metallaro/a), I find it hard to get into certain metal songs that are... just *too* heavy. I love early metal bands that emerged in the 90s: Type O Negative, Metallica, and Pantera being some of my more popular go-tos. I feel like now in the 2000s and into today, metal has become a lot more complex and much heavier.
If you're new to all of these subgenres of metal like I am, djent is a type of metal that has a lot of contrast... I find it really enjoyable because it's not all just loaded lyrics on top of deep riffs and cymbals... Djent has a bit more finesse and has both lighter and darker contrasts within a song. Vocals are also a mix of singing and screaming... Easy to get in to. Let me know if you like it.