Glitchy Alternative Electronic Pop from Austin Texas. - Vivid Fever Dreams: Twenty Five
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posted 28 Nov 2022 by Krister Axel
A worthy anthem to the unfortunate phenomenon of coming to terms with the slow collapse of society.

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This jazz-inflected electronic pop track reminds me just a little bit of Jamie Lidell. "Twenty Five" has a mix of catchy melody, hints of funk, and surprises from the arrangement that makes it feel both chilled out and slightly psychedelic. This engaging track was composed with the help of Josh Mosier on his 25th birthday, and was informed by the concept of a quarter-life crisis—feeling a bit anxious about not quite meeting some of the goals that, a few short years ago, seemed just over the horizon.

Based out of Austin, Texas, Vivid Fever Dreams makes indie alt-pop with an emphasis on electronic and R&B, and a touch of baritone sax. With glitchy beats and a heavy assist from the world of analog synths, "Twenty Five" is a worthy anthem to the unfortunate phenomenon of coming to terms with the slow collapse of society. This introspective track somehow splits the difference between a lament and a celebration, making it a perfect fit for the cognitive dissonance of modern life.

Welcome to my tempo
Throw me out a line
Looking for a symbol
Looking for a sign
I'm due for a better day
I can't catch a break
Settling for okay
What's my remedy

Twenty five
Hours pass by
Day gone flew by
Spinning round like a satellite
Clock turns at the speed of light
No pause yeah I can't rewind

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Krister Bjornson Axel

Ogdensburg, New York

Paris, France. Madison, Wisconsin. Los Angeles. Ashland, Oregon. Ottawa. I write music, I write about music, and I write code. See also: photography, prose, podcasting. I have 1 gorgeous wife, 2 amazing kids, and many interests.


Recent Awards: 2020 ND (Photo) Honorable Mention, 2020 Accenti Writing Contest Finalist