I feel I need to observe that when I make these mixtapes I’m thinking musically rather than thematically in a literary sense. So, lyrics don’t really factor much into my decisions. I’m primarily selecting based on a music thematic — for example mixtapes like these are about my favourites amongst newer releases and then I listen to how the music segues into each other. Sometimes yes, the meaning of a particular song stacked up against 2-3 other songs may seem funny or ironic to me, so I throw it in. But most of the time, like today’s selection, it’s basically just about arranging what sounds/plays well with each other.
In short, don’t read too much into the lyrics 😀 — I’m focused on sound textures and sonorities more and more these days.
Over — CHVRCHES
Nadja — Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Silence, Memory — Dash Hammerstein
Halve — Benoit Pioulard
This Stupid World — Yo La Tengo
Tux (Your Body Fills Me, Boo) — U. S. Girls
Done (Let’s Get It) — Yaeji