Basking In The Glow (Ltd Ed Pink Vinyl)
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If 2016’s beloved “The Yunahon Mixtape” found oso oso mastermind Jade Lilitri leaning more into the pessimistic side of his brain, their new album “basking in the glow” is an experiment in its glass-half-full opposite. Over the course of 10 songs––some with surprise Grand Canyon-sized choruses (The View and A Morning Song), others more like a crushing voicemail message (Intro and One Sick Plan)––Jade tries to embrace the good, if only because he knows it won’t last very long.
“basking in the glow” is a wrestle, and it is hard work; it's the sound of refusing to capitulate to darkness, every goddamn day. It is a practice, or perhaps a battle plan (“I see my demise, I feel it coming / I got one sick plan to save me from it,” Lilitri sings, his voice and hurried guitar crackling.") It is filled with the delightful, subtle melodic imagination that characterizes the sound Lilitri has perfected with oso oso, but this time, he’s put this sound to use declaring happiness.
Jade's one sick plan and its bright disposition does falter and fade. The darkness does return—it always will—but Lilitri has come to terms with it, armoring himself with the good he’s found. Even as the record ends, Lilitri is clear-eyed, leaving us squarely in the sunlight: “And in the end I think that’s fine / cause you and I had a very nice time.”
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- 1. intro
- 2. the view
- 3. basking in the glow
- 4. dig
- 5. one sick plan
- 1. a morning song
- 2. priority change
- 3. wake up next to god
- 4. impossible game
- 5. charlie