ON THE DOWNLOAD: AN AWAKENING

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An Awakening’:

Jammy John Carpenter synths matched with a vocal declaring, “There has been an awakening, have you felt it?” swiped from the “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” teaser. A subtle protest song made clear only by the tags on Soundcloud like “#BaltimoreUprising,” which is nice because we prefer our protest songs brutally obvious or really subtle, because this is not a time for moderate emotions. Give me some Adderall and a week and I could surely construct some kind of bugged-out think piece about Star Wars, a wildly popular corporate product which co-opted rebellion, being sampled on a small, smart song in support of genuine rebellion.

~ Brandon Soderberg, City Paper