Said to be an ode to songs that liberate us, BAAB's "Moi aussi" ironically had me bound from the get-go. Delicate beats with equally delicate French vocals lured me in, until Mariève Harel-Michon's cry tore through the soundscape, and truly took me captive.
'Songs that liberate' is an interesting concept, one that I'm not sure rings true. For me, music is an escape from the ever-present suffering that is existence (dark, I know, but blame the Buddha, they said it...not me.) However, escape, when analyzed, is not a possibility in light of the fact that one can never escape one's own perception. So with all things considered, anything that is an escape cannot be the path to liberation.
So what is it that music does then? Personally, I find music to be a mirage-like solace, an island upon which to rest mid-journey, while I await the unfolding of the path to whatever it is that does indeed liberate.
Thanks for Listening. ♡