This cover of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World is a hybrid cohesion of free-form electro to a reinvented mashup of two popular classics:
When I hear the IZ (Israel Kamakawiwo’ole) rendition of Somewhere Over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World (or play it), I find peace. Even just for the remainder of minutes, I’m reminded of the possibility… and if it only exists draped in hymn and poetic jowl, there I will live for eternity. Deferring the elaborate game of urban subscript, only to enlighten how unbelievably connected we are. A reality far more evidential in the visions of our presence, recognizing fragments of true experience. Our troubles impermanent… impossible starlets for only you to see. This reinvented mashup combines my dual lifestyle as a singer/guitar-songwriter and experimental electronic music producer. It offers a little love for those hoping for rain, a little light for those hoping for darkness, and a little life for those broken in sorrow. An alternative to escape reality, and in the same monument, brought further into it.
What is Gen Society?
Gen Society is an art space blog for visual art and creative writing collaborations, and other randomizations. Hosted by writer and musician, Lorin Drexler, this online venue is an expressive experience for those interested in the world of the arts. It is a literary journey through the hearts and minds of contemporary artists in practice and a reflection of those that have long passed.
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