Saturday, October 31, 2020

"An island wild and free": Pink Pedrazzi's EP "The Island"

The title song of Pink Pedrazzi's EP "The Island" imagines escaping from "the pain and injuries of reality" on "a cold December day" to "an island wild and free", and the remaining four songs further ponder desires to be elsewhere. "Soul King" finds an alternative reality in music's "moments of no gravity", while the gold-rush story of "The Fartherest Tip of the Moon" explores the dark side of escaping the world. That darker side leads to "Save Me", a call for salvation from being "imprisoned in one's aching body." Finally, the EP's conclusion, "If It Suits You", resolves all these tensions: "as long as you are mine, everything will be alright." (Andrew Shields, #111words, 31 October)

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