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Of Note: ‘Caution Tape’ by Starling Glow

Of Note: ‘Caution Tape’ by Starling Glow

Starling Glow (Liz Hill) is a relative newcomer, having only been on the scene as an artist since 2013.  Her music casts a wide net, including alternative, pop, rock, dance, and electronica.  She writes her own material and has a knack for seemingly insightful lyrics wrapped up in a healthy serving of pop du jour. 

Her first single, ‘We Are Infinite’ peaked at #19 on Billboard’s Dance Club Play Chart.  She has since released her self-titled debut album and a second single, the propulsive, slyly knowing ‘Caution Tape’.

It’s Dave Aude’s remix work that makes this track click and Ms. Hill’s vocals are all the better due to his atmospherics.  The song itself is good, but Aude supplements something lacking in the original with his surging electronics. He did a similar job on ‘We Are Infinite’. 

I love the builds and the chunky synths as much as I love the subject matter. 

Personally, I like the idea of someone ‘discovering’ someone – revealing the good that lies in another person, despite the risk of rejection.  Redemption can come at the hands of another – their bravery and the effort spent when reaching out to someone who is living in self-imposed emotional exile on a psychological island of sorts demonstrates to the person being rescued that something of value lives there.  

Something the other would rather not live without.

Recluses are frequently high quality people.  They’re simply a bit more prickly, no doubt still licking their wounds, stinging from life’s bitter lessons. In that state of mind, it’s so easy to reside alone, to get set in one’s ways. It takes a very brave soul to break down those walls in the hope of proving that life is more worthwhile in the company of others.

It isn’t always successful.

But it is certainly an admirable and worthwhile effort.

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