Collage by Phibstuff
Are you seeing what I'm seeing? asks Falcon Jane in this smoky single, "Go With the Flow." Self-described as "plez rock" -- which I assume stands for pleasure -- vocalist Sarah May delivers a lithesome performance that feels like the first sip of a stiff drink in a hazy dive. The tracks' warm bed of lush synthesizers and spacey guitars bounce along the simple progression with a quiet grace.
Despite the easy-going exterior, there's an underlying tension in the track. The most poignant and sullen lyric comes at the button of the chorus. May expresses her uneasiness with the status quo, but she keeps on being told not to fight it and to just go with the flow. With an unwavering resolve, she croons, And I'm used to it.
It's an unsettling resolution full of conflict but sometimes there is no clear answer to our doubts. We're forced to pick our battles of when to stand up and when to go with the flow.
Stay tuned for Falcon Jane's new record, Feelin' Freaky, out August 3rd.
RIYL: Mazzy Star, Nap Eyes, Helena Deland, Men I Trust