Poor Spirits – “100%”
Poor Spirits (my buddy Carlos) has been doing his share of experimentation with his overall sound over the last few months or so, mainly introducing lyrics to his amazingly sick electronic grooves. As a change of pace, he’s going back to his bread and butter with the upcoming release Mellow. This is one impressive set of instrumentals. The focus of Poor Spirits‘ music most always revolves around thick poppy synth melodies that groove harder than anything I’ve ever heard before. With Mellow he pushes the beats harder than he’s done in the past, getting exceptionally raw. My favorite cut off it is probably one of the chillest, “100%”. Here’s what Carlos had to say about that song and the album in general:
These past couple months I’ve been thinking about this whole idea of why do I do art/music? Why do I have urges to sit in a room full of keyboards and instruments and find the right tone? Why do I have a job to pay bills, instead of focusing all my energy on music? Why am I not playing live?
Then I started thinking about having a family and being a dad someday… Hahah I’m crazy. So the opposite questions started coming up. Why are you doing music? Work on a 401k! BLAH BLAH BLAH.
So this was all going on when working on 100%… Which was the first track finished on the album.
I was drinking some brass monkeys with friends on my roof a couple of weeks ago. I looked across the water at the city and pictured millions of people running around non stop. Plus all these questions in my head. I was trying to explain it to my homies and one friend (probably drunk) was like dude you need to mellow out. Why worry? doesn’t do anything beneficial.
Thus this idea of life is good, no bad days, is now incorporated with Mellow.
Lets be honest, we could all hit a margarita and be a little more mellow sometimes.
So true, so true.