My wife does this really annoying thing where she plays new music and if I like it then she does one of two things. She either tells me "I see, he likes my music." or "Oh my god, you're so fucking fake. You always copy the music that I like."
I can never just enjoy the music she shares with me without one of those two statements being thrown in my face.
Listen wife, I have a mind of my own ok. I can like music whether you show it to me or not. But most of the time I will like it because of the fact that you shared it with me.
So yeah, I am fake when it comes to my taste in music. But whatever, I like your taste in music so that's like a compliment.
Anyway, here's some dope shit she put me on.
February 16, 2018
Oliver Tree is a bit of a character. Actually, he's an entire character.
This scooter-riding, former Ska musician from Santa Cruz is full of color. Not only with his clothing, but with his production, lyricism, and on-screen persona.
The guy has been making music since he was three years old, and his most popular song to date has my three year old inspired to make his own music.
"Alien Boy" was not released as a single, but it has over 111 million streams on Spotify. I'll be honest and say the rest of the album is just so-so, but we'll give him his credit for this sensational track.
In this track, he is speaking from the point of view of an actual Alien Boy who fell to Earth.
He is an interesting specimen that has the hunting skills of a T-Rex, the teeth of a Great White Shark, and eagle beak, ostrich feet, and seven spider eyes. Sounds like an ugly muh fucka. But hey, he makes it work.
The lyrics are both confusing and confounding. However, you find yourself understanding exactly how he feels.
He's an outsider who still finds a way to know his place in this world. He may look different and think different, but in the end we're all just trying to find our inner peace.
And while he seems to understand who and what he is, he still finds boredom in his life. Even the most colorful of characters in this universe can still be met with questions of what they're really meant to be and do in their time.
He continues to talk about how he feels lonely, but that he is still going to pursue what he is looking for. He's really out here on his own.
There comes a point in the track where he is met with existential thoughts. Stating that he knows he won't be here for long. It could be interpreted as the alien having to go back to his homeland. But however you perceive it, just know that none of us will be on this Earth for very long.
This Alien Boy finds sanctity in the fact that he is comfortable in his own skin. And in his search of acceptance within himself, he finds a way to understand exactly what he was put on this Earth to do.
The lesson that I get from this track is one that raises many questions about my own life.
I have found myself getting extremely existential and wondering if I myself have come from another planet to learn about this world, and when my time is up I'll bring back answers to my homeland.
They'll tell me that this was all just a study of the planet Earth, and that my mission was deemed successful because of the accomplishments I achieved during my time.
You may not get that deep with it, but maybe after a joint or two.