I grew up listening to Bonobo, and after being a fan for roughly 12 years, I still maintain that there is no better music to relax to. There’s something about Bonobo that is simultaneously calming, grounding, and comforting. In “Tides”, Jamila Woods’ vocals add a husky, feminine edge to what is an utterly beautiful, emotive, and sensual song. It’s the soundscape to emotional release, to catharsis, and to authentic self-expression.
Lyrics that stick:
We cloud people, we live in gray
What we don't need release in rain
We cloud people, we never stay
We hold our freedom like a plane
I'm not supposed to feel, I'm not supposed to miss
How am I supposed to heal? How am I supposed to fit?
A little awkward then, a little oxygen
I let you get away, I held the ocean in
Listen to this track when everything feels a little bit too much. Have a good cry if you need to. Let it out.
Breathe. Rise again.