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.