SONG OF THE DAY: Orbital – “Wonky”
Much loved EDM duo Orbital have constructed quite an interesting track with “Wonky.” Starting of with an 80s electro feel crossed with a 90s Crystal Method/Chemical Brothers vibe, the track breaks down into the truly unique rap of Lady Leshurr. The vocals are almost in evil delivery enhanced with hypnotic church bell keyboard and a vocal effect that transforms it into a demonic “meow.” Seemingly inspired by that vocal effect and a drug-induced trip while watching a Meow Mix tv commercial, the video plays on the cute kitty gone evil meme that often trends on the web. I am guessing this might be reference to shut-ins who rely on four-legged friends as their sole emotional support and fear in delusion of their betrayal. Following the video for “New France,” it makes me wonder if the anthropomorphic vibe will be a part of all the videos from the current Orbital album. If so, I can’t wait to see and hear more.