LSS: Feelings (Up Dharma Down)
I have so many emo times, these are moments of solitude and alone time. Whenever I feel the longing to be alone and lonely I listen to songs that would exude the kind of emotion I want at that particular moment (specifically loneliness and exclusion). Talking about emotional songs, I stumbled upon one by Up Dharma Down. After listening to their latest album “Capacities” I was caught up by one of the songs from the album. Feelings is by far the most creative and emotional English song I’ve heard from UDD. I mean Oo, Tadhana and Indak are my favorite Filipino UDD songs but a song written in English which elicits the same emotions brought by the previous tracks is something, right? The song is well-crafted, with lyrics so poetically poignant you’ll end up pressing the REPEAT button (which I did for so many times).
If the lyrics are already good enough, wait until you’re captivated by Armi’s soothing voice. Her voice has that commanding presence which you can listen to all day for the rest of your life. It’s just so perfect how her vocals matched with the vulnerability revealed by song.
In my opinion the song explains the reality that feelings are hard to suppress. Even if you try your hardest to hide it, it will just show. In this case it’s hiding your feelings from someone which I believe is experienced by many (but not me!). This can be feelings of admiration, love, and adoration. From the way your eyes flutter everytime you hold sight of him/her, to your body language whenever you’re near him/her, it will definitely show sooner or later.
I suggest if this is the first time you’ve heard of the band try listening to their previous albums (Fragmented and Bipolar) and their latest offering (Capacities). I’m sure you’ll have a series of LSS moments the same way I did with “Feelings”.
Listen to Feelings here.