Jai Wolf - A Cure to Loneliness
Words by Henry Anthony-DuScheid
The album is a story. I think it’s about developing feelings and sorting them out. I think its talking about missing people and trying to remember them being there right with you. On Lose my Mind, Mr. Gabriel’s lyrics are glassy and absent minded like he’s been stuck for so long the words that have been in his head for months suddenly came in a single moment. The infectious guitar groove kicks the song into a summer’s calling anthem when the sun is setting after a long day with the people that mean the most to you.
“Near and far, been sharing cars with dreamers just like me / On lily pads, hope it lasts before I sink too deep / I miss my bed and hiding in it / I miss that simple way of living.
Then you put it on the paper here before me / Nodding my head when I really mean maybe / Just wanna sit at home and watch a little TV / Focus on the thunder in my head” - Lose My Mind
The core of Jai Wolf’s career has been taking concepts that we have of other genres or a ‘sound’ and finding a way to take them in a totally new direction. Jai or Sajeeb’s music taste is pretty well known as a DJ you usually give people a pretty good impression of the indie rock licks and sparkling effects of synth pop mixed underneath contemplative lyrics about being ourselves and traversing emotions. If you listen to acts of Bob Moses, the 1975, or Joji then there’s something here for you.
Jai Wolf’s songs that are more electronic on this album, and its definitely chalk full of them with a lot of M83 vibes, so if you want the teenage dream edm euphoria, I would check out: “This Song Reminds Me Of You” and “It All Started With A Feeling” (See video below)