Bantug ‘Just Like A Dream’
Olivia here. I’ve always been the kind of person who gets uncontrollable giggles. The kind of face-reddening, mouth-contorting, eye-watering giggles that get you in trouble at school when the teacher is telling you off. Not that I ever really got told off at school because I was a bit of a swot. Nevertheless, I had to stop wearing mascara to my history lessons where I sat next to my best friend, because without fail, I would leave with long black streams of makeup down my face from laughing so hard. I get the giggles at work when it’s quiet. I get the giggles on the train when another passenger does something strange. If my boyfriend falls over/gets stuck in train doors/does something awkward, I point and laugh openly (which he thinks is mean for some reason). The reason I’m going on about this is because this morning I watched a video that really made me laugh and I wanted to share it with all of you. Youtube user Big Quint has become notorious for releasing reaction videos, in which he plays new music for the first time and films his initial response – and they are hilarious. Most recently uploaded was his reaction to Kendrick Lamar’s new single ‘Humble’, which dropped yesterday, and it is well worth watching – to cut a long story short, he gets so excited that he breaks his chair. I love seeing people react to music in this way – dancing as a visceral reaction rather than in an attempt to look cool or sexy – it’s just joyful on so many levels. I can only hope that today’s Track Of The Day will elicit a similar reaction in all of you. ‘Just Like A Dream‘ is the new single from Nashville-based artist Bantug, a dreamy pop track full of 80’s inspired synth hits, affected electric drums, and lighter than air vocals. Inspired by someone close to her, Bantug said of the track was about ‘not being able to catch a break’ and the ‘realisation that almost everything that comes your way will eventually disappear, but also can come right back to you in some way’. Enjoy, and try not to break any chairs.