Song for Zula
Achingly beautiful, its sound surpasses the heavens, yes, it is that big. It seeps into your soul, into your very existence, drills holes in your heart, it aches.
And finally, defines love at its most vulnerable state.
One wants to keep increasing the volume and drown into its every beat, lose oneself to where it hurts most. Take a trip to a place that accepts all that is beautiful yet all that is tragic about love.
Wonder-struck by how such simple words could possibly carry so much weight; an honest human element is prevalent from the moment the song starts, to the very last beat. The lyrics, the instruments, the tone of voice, all reflect numbing calmness and the sound of one’s heartbeat – each aching beat felt.
So get a pair of good headphones, increase the volume to its loudest, until every bone in your body can feel the beat. Then just sit back and enjoy sinking into a heart-rending piece of art.
Matthew Houck, singer song-writer, wrote this piece at a Mexican beach-side hut. Phosphorescent’s Song for Zula is an introduction to their upcoming album Muchacho, which is scheduled to release on March 19, 2013 via Dead Oceans.
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