I've had this unerring adoration for Amp Live ever since I listened to his Radiohead remix "Nudez," which exclusively sampled Radiohead's seventh album, In Rainbows. I was mesmerized by the aesthetics of the song and music video, and knew from the very first listen that Amp Live -- as a producer and artist -- had a true flair for his work.
His talent speaks for itself once again with "D.H.E.A.," off of his first solo EP, Kaleidoscope Theory. Again utterly addicting, I keep looping this song over and over realizing that the lyrics "what an intimate way to spend a weekday" perfectly articulates my feelings for this track (although in the song they are used to reference a quickie in the back of an automobile, which is also a nice thought if you're into that sort of thing). It's the perfect combination of chill instrumentals, glassy notes of jazz, and a synthesized bass showcasing erratic transitions that interchange the tempo and beat.
This is a vibrant and fluid song with strong, compatible lyrics. I'm attracted to the 'never-settle' message that brings life to the chorus, and personally, I feel that this is something people tend to overlook in their own lives. If you're stuck in a bad relationship or are so lonely that you'd let just about anyone fill that void, maybe it's time to restore your self-love and self-worth so that you start expecting the most for yourself in your life. It's time to restore that DHEA imbalance and start making the necessary changes that put a natural smile back on your face, instead of looking to substitute the hole in your life with someone else. It's not fair to them, and it's sure as shit not fair to do to yourself.
And in the meantime, if you need any help lifting your spirits, you should definitely play this song on repeat.