Creativity is one of the most important things a human being can express. It’s good for our brains, our hearts, and our souls. It allows people to explore themselves and others in a deep way, something introspection and discussion can’t always do. When consuming others’ creative works, you’re getting a piece of who they are as a person, whether they wanted or intended that or not.
Creativity allows us to function as a society. We’re not merely surviving—we’re living, hour to hour and day to day. How we spend our time digesting others’ creative works—whether that’s a movie, a novel, or a collection of poems—is important to how we grow as people and a community of human beings. I hope reading about the creative content I enjoy (or don’t) gets your creative juices flowing and inspires you to make something great and uniquely your own. At the very least maybe you’ll discover something new you might be interested in.
Purity Ring is an interesting band, to say the least. They’re an electronic duo made of Canadian natives Megan James and Corin Roddick who utilize drum machines, swelling synths, and echoing vocals to create synthpop melodies all their own. Their songs feature strange yet enticing lyrics, which makes them all that more enjoyable. Fineshrine, for instance, talks about literally crawling inside your lover’s body and becoming one with them, or something. I’m not always sure what’s going on with Purity Ring, but I know I like it. Amenamy is another tune worth checking out.
I downloaded this band after hearing Don’t Look Back and being attracted to its trance-y charms. What their latest album provides, however, ranges from relaxing electronica jams to full-on jazz ensembles, complete with muted trumpets and saxophones and everything. It’s weird, but that’s not exactly a bad thing. I mean, it’s unique to be a trance group that isn’t afraid to dip into other genres. I’ll probably have to give their debut album a listen before I can come to a full consensus on Télépopmusik, though. Check out Breathe, another good song by the band.