Sunflower - Rex Orange County
A song that has especially impacted me this month is “Sunflower” by Rex Orange County. Whenever Rex Orange County releases new music, I can clearly tell how he feels at the time of release because he is so transparent in his lyrics and his use of specific instruments to create a sound. “Sunflower” describes his love for his current girlfriend and also gives her perspective on their relationship. Whenever I hear this song, I can so clearly empathize with him and it reminds me of times I have felt the way he did.
Flower boy - tyler the creator
An album that has impacted me for the last 8 months is Tyler the Creator’s “Flower Boy”. Unlike his music in the past, Tyler the Creator chooses to rap over some softer beats and samples allowing his audience to see a new side to him. What I especially liked about the album were songs like “Boredom” and “911/Mr. Lonely” where Tyler showed an especially vulnerable side of himself; talking about how he hates that no one ever wonders how he is since they assume that he is too busy now that he is rich and famous. Overall, “Flower Boy” effectively allows the audience to probe into the thoughts of Tyler while also being entertaining enough to listen to countless times.
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