By Kavit Sumud | January 30th, 2013
I swirl the wine in my glass like a nerve tonic, bathwater rippling as the candles light my stoic face. The only sounds that pierce my silence are the howling of snow hitting the window and the sound of this track to punctuate the night.
Afterwards, I crawl to my pitch-black room and lay prostate on my bed, thanking the gods no one is sleeping over, save this Sleep ∞ Over track. Sound depressing? To an introvert, that’s the most romantic night possible. After a day of extroverts exhausting me, sometimes “I don’t know why it feels like I have to sometimes get away; but [don't worry world] you know, I love you.” I “just need to walk endlessly hand in hand with myself, somewhere on my own.”
This cover of 1970s-era hippy-folk singer Vashti Bunyan is the best self-love song I’ve ever seen. It’s like Jon Brion soundtracked a David Lynch movie. Romantic strings swell and, for once, they aren’t about anyone else but yourself. Disappear at will, fellow introverts! I know you’ll be back to this site to gush your love once you’ve recharged.
Give the insanely talented Sleep ∞ Over some love on their SoundCloud and buy their Rooftop 7″, out on Hippos in Tanks. Also, if you don’t read Gorilla vs. Bear, you should, as they one of my favorite blogs (other than IS, of course) that turned me onto this wonderful track.