Currently Listening: Jai Wolf – The Cure To Loneliness ☔

You’ve probably heard Jai Wolf’s music in tech commercials, the Netflix film XOXO, or during Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger TV series. They’re all catchy bangers that put a smile on your face and make your racing heart want to jump out of your chest.

Hearing Jai Wolf’s music randomly in the wild world always brings me back to my days (and nights) of endless dancing and bonding with some of the most important people still in my life. You know the type of music I’m talking about. 🙂

I’ve shifted my musical preferences (mostly) away from those electronic bangers, though, since I stopped attending as many club nights, electronic festivals, and DJ performances in general. I’ve never seen Jai Wolf live either, but the me from a past life would probably resurface if the perfect concert opportunity arises in the future.

Because of Covid and the cancelation/rescheduling of all the 2020 concerts I had tickets to, I don’t think that will be happening any time soon. 😦 Now that I’m writing it out, I realize that I need to find other ways to support my favorite musicians in the meantime. 🤔

I don’t know if it’s the memories of past excitement and precarious experiences that gives me an anxious fluttering feeling in my chest, but I always get a bit excited when I listen to old and new EDM (side note: not a fan of this umbrella term anymore) nowadays. I save that type of music for special occasions — usually when I’m trying to get hyped up while getting ready for a night out, or for my own parties.

I dabble in various tastes because I choose my daily music selection based on my mood. For years now, it’s been inoffensive or experimental indie music, modern electro pop, and the ever-present rotation of early-to-mid-2000’s emo bands. What does that say about my moods, though? 😹

My interest was piqued when I saw that one of my preferred indie bands (Now, Now) is featured on Jai Wolf’s The Cure To Loneliness. Besides being obsessed with the title — it hit me in the feels — I am excited to listen to a collaboration of Jai Wolf’s tranquil electronic coupled with rising indie talent.

Not only is Now, Now featured, but I see that Day Wave has a feature, as well. Two of my personal favorite melancholic artists — Threads and The Days We Had, respectively, are their albums that you must listen to tonight!

I am only hearing The Cure To Loneliness for the first time as I write this post, but I’ve already clicked that heart and saved the album to my Spotify library.

What am I going to listen to next?

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