i’ve been trying to turn one blind eye to the recent slew of news cos i’ve learnt not to get my hopes too high these days. on certain days, i feel like i’m ready to throw in the towel and give up on her. anywayz, what i did was i went on a detox programme. i heard NOTHING from her for about a month.
and then my iTunes decided to somehow serendipitously sneak in It’s Brand New Day into my playlist yesterday. and then i was transported rightaway to many years ago, when the song’s release coincided with one of my bleakest moments in life. it gave me strength for 2 weeks when i relentlessly just listened to it OVER and OVER and OVER and OVER again. i basically listened to nothing else, ok? the song spoke to me in mysterious ways. although i didn’t know what the heck she was singing about, but i knew Akina was emerging from the darkest of clouds in her own life then, and the parallelism was enough to make it better – misery does love company. when i eventually made my decision and moved on after about a week of wretched pain, the song became this beacon of light which filled me with an overwhelming sense of relief and hopefulness. and i listened to it non-stop for another week. hahaha. i think i drove the people around me mad.
so that’s my love story with this song. i still cringe at the embarrassing half-cooked super bad grammar of the song title, but moving on, hahaha, so, we decided to rework this track. and Djan said “of all the songs you’ve sent me, this is the first one with soul.”
LOL. and thence the title of this remix. enjoy the remix at VAMP NETWORK! (would be nice to get some comments/encouragement/thankyoos. sometimes i think nobody cares about the remixes. like the last one, like WTF? only one comment!?!!?!?)
p/s: AND YES!!! CONCERT IN AUGUST!!! <— now i am officially excited.