2020 has been an odd year. It feels cliché to even bring that up now, with it being so ingrained into our mind that strange is the new normal. One thing over the past few months that has been made clear is that there isn’t really such a thing as conventional. We get used to the customs we create, but when we’re thrust into new circumstances, we adapt. It’s intimately tied to the undeniable truth of existence, and that is change. It happens to everyone. There are constant forces in motion, plotting beneath the seams of everyday life to thrust transformation upon you. I’ve been pondering this today while listening to Phases, the fantastic new single by Eli Moon.
Phases is a track that concerns itself with the topic of change, and those who seek it. We’ve all been there, stuck in the same daily routine, in desperate need of a shake-up. Eli expertly deals with this issue, inviting a level of reflection in the listener. Aside from the compelling lyrical content, the sound is incredible too. I almost feel silly addressing it, because the moment you press play on this song, the quality that oozes from the speakers is tangible. Phases would sit comfortably on BBC Radio 1, but it would equally make its way onto many alternative playlists. In that respect, it’s quite an extraordinary experience, able to transcend the usual constraints of genre.
An energetic and life-affirming banger, I highly recommend you go and get your best pair of headphones and allow yourself to get lost in the music.