Co-host, Desus vs. Mero
Jay Electronica f. Jay Z, "We Made It (Freestyle)"
A verse to remind us why we're still patiently waiting for Jay Electronica's album? Check. Jay Z spitting like he's still in Marcy? Check. A "chasing Yacub back in the cave" reference? Check. And a Drake diss? C'MON. Jay and Jay took a Drake anthem celebrating empty commercial success and transformed it into a tale of the greatest story ever told, the come-up of the black race from nothing to god status. The amount of pride I feel when I hear this song is ridiculous. WE MADE IT INDEED.
How to escape 2014
Rich Gang, Tha Tour Vol. 1 (Mixtape, 2014)
2. Metro Thuggin, "The Blanguage" (Internet, 2014)
3. Bjork, Medulla (One Little Indian, 2004)
4. Caetano Veloso, “Nine Out Of Ten" (Polygram, 1972)
5. Goodie Mob, Soul Food (LaFace, 1995)
6. Curtis Mayfield, “To Be Invisible" (Curtom, 1974)
7. Tiara Thomas, "Nikki" (YouTube, 2012)
8. Stevie Wonder & Dorothy Ashby, “If It's Magic" (Tamla, 1976)
9. Lil B, "6 Kiss" (Permanent Marks, 2010)
Tray Loc, Jean in the Front Row (Afterlife, 1995)
11. Michael “Mixxin" Moor, Militant Master Mix(es) (KCRW, 199?)
12. Mike Christopher, Suspended Thoughts (Mike Christopher, 1983)
13. Joni Mitchell, The Hissing of Summer Lawns (Asylum, 1975)
14. Group Home, Livin' Proof (Payday, 1995)
15. Chief Keef, "Sosa Style" (Internet, 2014)
16. Mark Snow, "Materia Primoris" (Warner, 1996)
17. Pastor Troy, "Move To Mars" (Khaotic Generation, 2000)
18. Asa-Chang & Junray, “影の無いヒト@ 音泉温楽" (Live, 2009)
19. Neil Baldwin, "Meryl Forest" (Taxan, 1991)
20. Ruben Slikk, "Intergallactic Shamen" (YouTube, 2013)
21. DJ Rashad, Double Cup (Hyperdub, 2013)
22. Abdul Marshy, El Salvia (Bandcamp, 2014)
23. Carl Williams, "Can We Pretend" (YouTube, 2007)
24. Young D-Boyz, Straight Game (River T, 1995)
25. Maria Celeste Garcia, Project Seraph Healing Love Encodement Series/ The Seraphim Project 2012-2027 (Soundcloud, 2012)
The 16-second build-up in Rae Sremmurd's "No Type"
There was NO way I thought Ear Drummers Backwards would have a second single, let alone one that was clearly better than their first, "No Flex Zone." But Ear Drummers Backwards did it with "No Type." This isn't my favorite song of the year, but it has given me a type of joy and elation when heard out and about in public that few tracks did in 2014.
To quote Nick Catchdubs, "power ballad" is an apt way to describe this song. But even with the infectious, does-anyone-have-a-lighter-so-I-can-hold-it-in-the-air hook, it's how the song begins that sets it apart. When the first note of the song made itself known, it alerted the room that "No Type" was about to take over everyone's body for three minutes. You had 16 seconds to wrap up whatever it was you were doing, so as to be in position to belt this power ballad. It was this frantic scramble that ultimately led to this peaceful, room-wide, choir-like moment. Whether you were in mid-conversation, in line for the bathroom, trying to buy another drink or attempting to close your tab, Ear Drummers Backwards gave you 16 seconds to figure it out. Because it was a must that everyone knew that you, in fact, have no type. And that you don't check the price. And that you spend money how you like, because it's money you made on your own.
There weren't a ton of these anthemic moments in music this year. Ear Drummers Backwards had one, though. And it's hard to imagine 2014 without it.
News director, Hot97
Music moment of 2014: ahh… this dreaded question! Can't I just bask in my spineless, wishy-washy non-committal inconsistency? No. Because naming favorites out loud in December is one of the only remaining societal risks we still have left. So only for you, my FADER family.
First, I took a poll amongst the MissInfo.TV team. My writer Andy Bustard made a beautiful case for how Isaiah Rashad's "Heavenly Father" is transformative music, uplifting through pain. He said, "The very wrist that Isaiah talks about cutting on this song is the same hand that reaches out to you through the speakers." How can I argue with that? Meanwhile, Mikey Fresh said his favorite music moment of the year was when Nas pared down his rhymes, paired up with an old J.Dilla beat, and dropped "The Season" out the blue. "Music like this is why I fell in love with hip-hop," said Mikey.
Hmm, I loved both those picks, but did I play either of those songs more than I blasted Action Bronson's "Easy Rider" in the crib, chugging pink lemonade, just begging my cat Fuzz to look at me the wrong way so I could show him who's the boss? Nope. There was a lot of "Easy Rider," a lot of Run the Jewels, a lot of FKA Twigs, a lot of Drake and Makonnen "Club Goin' Up," a lot of Rae Sremmurd. I almost feel like I should pick Mike WiLL Made-It's duo as my 2014 favorites just because I made so much fun of them at the beginning of the year, lots of merciless rants about how terrible and unpronounceable the name Rae Sremmurd was, snooty dismissals of their happy hit "No Flex Zone," only to end up fully obsessed with "No Type," their Baauer feature "One Touch," and now "Throw Sum Mo," with Nicki Minaj and Young Thug. If there is such thing as music critic crow, I must eat it.
But even with that apology to Rae Sremmurd on the record, I want to single out a song that I loved that wasn't splashy enough to get on many lists. I loved my homie Emile Haynie's mysterious first single, "A Kiss Goodbye," with its odd combo of fancy Charlotte Gainsbourg and indiecool Dev Hynes, but mostly because of Sampha's haunting verse. Can this one short vocal make a year's highlight? For me? For right at this moment? Yup.
I love finding a good artist that has a plethora of great songs. My first fave artist is iLoveMakonnen. He has his hits, but my favorite stuff is his more obscure songs. Makonnen's style is so dope to me because a lot of it feels very freestyled and sincere. You can tell there is true talent and genius in there.
When I first saw Spooky Black's video for "Without U," I was instantly intrigued. I had to listen to his other music because I couldn't deny I'd just heard something amazing. Bonus, he is in a group called thestand4rd with Allan Kingdom, Bobby Raps, and Psymun, which is mind-blowing as well. Went to see the live show and was in awe.
Yung Gleesh is my favorite right now. I love his sound and the way he talks. Sometimes I like when I'm not 100 percent sure what someone is saying in their song because then I just interpret it in my own way and that makes me love it more.
On the softer side, I found FKA Twigs to be so visually pleasing and spewing with creativity. I can watch her videos over and over. Her voice is haunting.
Hailing from Oakland, Ezale and Kehlani are also putting a very unique sound that can only come from The Bay on their music. So when I am not jamming to Jersey club or juke remixes, these are def my new go-to artists.
Sketch comedians, ItsTheReal
Chromeo, White Women
ERIC: I'm a huge fan of good success stories. You know, the kind that NBC prays for at the Olympics. Not born-on-third-base-and-thought-they-hit-a-triple-type success stories, but more like was-a-rapper-named-Tity-Boi-stuck-on-the-sidelines-as-a-hypeman-for-Ludacris-until-he-struck-out-on-his-own-late-in-rapper-life-and-changed-his-name-to-2-Chainz-and-sparked-a-bidding-war-and-became-an-international-star-and-spit-some-of-the-most-memorable-verses-of-the-past-few-years-type success stories. So who in 2014 provided that 2 Chainz joy? White Women. No, not Iggy. I'm talking about the fourth album from the Funk Lordz themselves, Chromeo.
The Canadian best-friend duo—Dave 1, of Jewish descent with a PhD in French, and P-Thugg, who was born in Lebanon and looks like he's the leader of a bike gang—had spent the last decade refining their soul-funk-'80s-dance hybrid. Thanks to an amazing album roll-out—an all-white gallery, brilliant music videos, an upscale clothing line, a relentless-but-sincere social media takeover—as well as their smartest, funniest, funkiest, and catchiest music to date, Chromeo broke through to the mainstream in a huge way this year.
"Jealous" was rightly featured on radio, in every other TV commercial, and in front of one of the biggest audiences at this year's Made in America Festival in Philadelphia. But the rest of the album matches and even surpasses that enormous single. "Somethingood"; "Come Alive," featuring Toro Y Moi; and "Lost On the Way Home," featuring Solange, are all standouts. White Women has sold big, Chromeo's ticket sales have sold big, but most importantly, Dave and P have never sold out. In today's day and age, where a lot of acts hardly last past one album (if that), Chromeo's growth as artists/personalities/rock stars is a success story that should be shared with record label executives each night before they go to sleep.
King Louie, Tony
JEFF: King Louie—or King L, if you happen to abide by copyright law—named his mixtape Tony, as in Soprano. Not Montana, that Pacino cartoon, but Soprano, who with all his power couldn't manage to tie his bathrobe together. You know, the New Jersey mob boss who had fever dreams and panic attacks, chinks in the armor, scars in the chest, ducks in the pool, bodies on the mind. Louie's mixtape was the perfect soundtrack for a hopeless sort of year. On "Live and Die in Chicago," he waves off bullets like they're lunch specials. He's seen them too many times to be surprised at this point; he's resigned. Not invincible, his chest isn't inflated with helium and protected by 50 Cent's old vests.
It's music to struggle to, words that curl in your lungs and fester like Mucinex. Even when he's bragging, his loftiest dreams are weighed down by the cruel crush of reality: Smoking dope, riding foreign and my girl, she European/ Louie luggage on the boat with some coke, you wanna see it?/ Stupid cash, stupid stupid cash/ If I told you I was really getting dough, would you believe it? Or, more to the point, on "G.O.D." he introduces himself as a god… then begs, pleads for you to get Jesus to help him. Forget resort music, this is last resort music. The sun doesn't shine in Chicago. Nor in Toronto, actually. So 2015 will bring that weird combination of bleak and wonderful when Louie and Drake officially team up.
I listened to a huge amount of amazing music in 2014 but as usual what has gotten itself lodged deep in my brain is the cheese: Karl X Johan's sappy promcore anthem "A Better Tomorrow"; Twin Shadow's movingly corny breakbeat Smiths cover; vaporwave idols Especia's "No. 1 Sweeper MV"; Gigi Masin's breathy David Sylvian voice on the Talk to the Sea comp; the dadrockisms of War on Drugs; the bit on Mr. Twin Sister's "Out of the Dark" where she yells I am a woman/ But inside I'm a man/ And I want to be as gay as I can. But no bit of cheese stands alone quite as well as Sam Smith's "Restart," a bit of studio cheese so perfectly rendered it's pushed the Human League and Chris Rea and Toto tracks it references out of my mind entirely. The best possible thing for the world in 2015 would be for karaoke bars to add it to their books.
when i listen to "white light" by et aliae, i feel the song put emotion and movement inside of me. it is like how food can affect you, my body is physically affected by et aliae's music. i've been wanting to record a poem over this song for months now because i know anything i say in the poem would feel so beautiful and meaningful over this track. the melodies and the sampling and the rhythm all work together to build feelings inside me. the feelings might vary a lot depending on the day, but consistently "white light" makes me feel more. i want to feel when i am alive, so i like this song a lot.
Chef, creator of upcoming sitcom Fresh Off The Boat
My favorite album of the year was definitely Seen It All. I don't care how many times a biscuit like Ross tells me to buy "Champagne" in black bottles, I ain't doing it. BUT WHEN THE SNOWMAN SPEAKS, I DRINK AVION. That's the power of Jizzle. HE MOTIVATES US. Netflix should give Jeezy David Chang's show on Netflix and call it "THE BEST BRICKS."
The Weeknd "Often" sounded really good banging out of my Porsche color hot banana on the PCH. I SEE YOU 9-YEAR-OLD MEXICAN GIRLS WITH BOOGIE BOARDS AT WILL ROGERS BEACH REPPIN THE WEEKND WHEN I DRIVE BY! #MiVidaLoca #SadGirl #Mousey #NoSleepTillEchoPark
Rich Gang is the army, better yet the Navy.
Listen to Schoolboy Q.
Andre featuring Future "Benz Friendz" was great at the end of summer and the beginning of cuffin season. You can wild with chickens through August, but when it gets cold, you don't want to be talkin' bout lambs and benzes. WHATCHUTOLA IS THAT YOU NEED A CHICK TO GET COCOA BUTTER DOWNSTAIRS WHILE YOU CALL THE LANDLORD TO TURN THAT PROJECT HEAT ON. #94LANDCRUISERTYPEBADBITCH
I actually have a type. I LIKE AN ASS WITH DIMPLES AND TIGER STRIPES ON THE SIDE SO WHEN YOUR BOOTY SMILES IT LOOKS LIKE THE FUCKING JOKER. That said, I still fuck with Rae Sremmurd. They're young and just haven't realized that everyone has a type and it's usually the opposite of your mom.
But end-of-the-year wrap-up joints is all about looking forward. How you gonna drive Porsche hot banana and live jedi next year? WORK YOUR FUCKING WRIST. GUCCI said it's Chicken Talk so that's what it is. HALF A CHICKEN, WHOLE CHICKEN, QUARTER CHICKEN, WHAT IT MOVE?
This year, my old laptop died and I didn't bother salvaging the stuff that was on it. My phone is sighing its exhausted final breaths, and I still haven't replaced a pair of blown-out speakers I've used in my bedroom for years. I prefer my junky ear buds to noise-cancelling headphones. I spend a lot of time standing at the top of the entrance to the subway while I still have service, waiting for songs to buffer enough so that I can still listen when I go underground. Most of the time I'm waiting for the stuff I've already heard dozens, if not hundreds of times: songs with enough slap and vibe to overpower the jank of my personal listening hygiene. The song that filled that criteria most often this year was the OB O'Brien/Drake remix of "2 On". The beat is perfect; the groove is effortless. Drake's verse is fine—I always laugh when he says, "I'd fuck you right in my office" #whydrakewhy—but it's the boyish camaraderie between him and OB, the exuberance in their ad-libs ("Owww!"), that makes the song perfect. If OB does drop an album or a tape in 2015, I'll grab my old earbuds and listen.
Also in the running: Definitely "Muscle", Kanye's "Sanctified" verse, Sage the Gemini's "Bad Girls", Rustie and Danny Brown's "Attak", Kid Ink's "Body Language", Chris Brown's "Loyal", TeeFLii's "24 Hours", this mashup (lol), the Beyoncé album, "Fancy," the Sea Ghost and Makonnen collaboration, "Move That Dope."
Executive Editor, BuzzFeed News
Robyn & Royksopp, "Monument"
Despite not being a full-length album, the Do It Again EP collab between our Swedish queen and Royksopp is rich enough to listen to on repeat. Most worth repeating is "Monument," 10 minutes of spaced-out, existential-crisis-soothing bliss.
You were gonna cancel. You had a long day at work. Or you just really wanted to sit on the couch and watch Gilmore Girls and eat sushi. But if you listen to this song, not only will you feel bad about canceling on your friends who want to see you, you will actually want to go out. So hop out the bed.
Public affairs, SKDKnickerbocker, and contributing editor, Marie Claire
I loved Behemoth's new album, The Satanist, their first in five years. It's especially gratifying to see them making music since Nergal survived leukemia and the entire band was detained and deported Pussy-Riot style from Russia. I like the track "Ora Pro Nubis Lucifer," and recommend singing along to the above karaoke-style video.
My second choice is VADER's new album, Tibi Et Igni. VADER, a death metal band also from Poland, started as traditional heavy metal in the early '80s, but their sound has morphed over the years into a perfect combination of fast, tight, and hellish. A good track to start with is "Triumph of Death."
And while not "music" in the most technical sense, 2014 was the year that Scott Stapp of Creed uploaded three increasingly incoherent videos to his Facebook. He insists he's broke and living in a Holiday Inn because of powerful enemies, and is hustling his fans Nigerian Price-style with a since-deleted fundraising campaign seeking $480,000 to record his third album and publish his first fiction novel. Only $597 has been raised. Scott Stapp Public Statement #2 is my favorite because there's a lot of action in it and a cameo by the Boca Raton Police Department!
The single most charming piece of American music released this year has to have been T-Pain's turn on NPR's "Tiny Desk Concert" series. I felt bad for T-Pain after reading that New Yorker piece detailing how little his contemporaries respect him, how they mock him and his music right to his face. To go through all of that and come out of it with a kind heart and a sense of humor is no easy task, and yet T-Pain appears to have both in spades during his Tiny Desk Concert. He's ebullient, funny, and playful, and, accompanied by only a keyboardist (and no Auto-Tune), his songs take on a brand new, stripped-down life. It's beautiful to watch. It's inspiring to see an artist gracefully begin a second act. The opening notes of "Up Down (Do This All Day)" make me giddy with anticipation. I'm responsible for at least 5 million of the video's 6.5 million YouTube views. What's better than seeing someone find their real voice?
Meridian Dan's "German Whip" (PMR Recordings) is my track of the year. This track was getting crazy heat on the grime scene for a while before it blew. It moved from underground to mainstream radio neatly and bagged Dan a major label deal in the process with the track reaching number 13 in the UK singles chart in May. This track helped kickstart a mainstream revival for grime this year with grime artists started to get a look in where they usually got parred. Just look at the rise of young MC's like Stormzy and Novelist. Then to top it off, our very own OG, Dizzee Rascal, dropped two stone-cold killer tracks and videos for his Pagans EP. LEVELS!!
I love playing this song for the spiritual moment of my SoulCycle classes. I view the message of the song as an encouragement to let go. That's exactly what we do at SoulCycle. Sia sings about the state of mind that we strive for: freedom, lack of worry, and uninhibited expression. The lyric and strong beat make me feel powerful and strong, fueling me through to the finish line every time.
The song celebrates liberation, release, a breakthrough. That moment when you are finally able to let go, setting aside all of your perceived failures, fears, insecurities, and any difficult situation you may be going through. It's like being in the zone where you can let your guard down and be vulnerable, without caring about what others think about you. My favorite line from the song is, I'm gonna live like tomorrow doesn't exist. That statement in itself is so powerful: tomorrow is never promised, so give it your all in everything that you do. Don't have any regrets, and live life to the fullest. It's all or nothing!
Head of Adult Swim On-Air / A&R, Williams Street Records
Music that moved me in 2014:
As a lifelong fan of Richard D. James, Aphex Twin's SYRO ended up being huge for me this year, a constant source of solace to return to. Going in, I was worried AFX had succumbed to the entropy I worry about succumbing to in my own middle age (I'm 43) that thing, where you slowly become less than you were… call it flattening, complacency, laziness. Thankfully, whatever mad genius allowed Mr. James to create his blistering run of classic records in the '90s hasn't deserted him. SYRO stands up to his best work, and that's kind of a miracle, and gives me hope that growing older doesn't have to mean growing worse.
On the other end of the age spectrum is Yung Lean, who at 18 is just beginning what I hope will be a long, strange career. Lean's first full length, Unknown Memory, doubles down on all the shit that made his mixtape and singles so compelling and bizarre. It's more about the world Lean creates than clever wordplay, and of course the gorgeous Blade Runner production, provided by various members of the Sad Boys Crew. Basically, an 18-year-old Swedish kid is pushing rap music into a place that sounds like nothing else. It's a place that's ironically (for 'Sad Boys' music) mitigated my sadness. "Nothing matters any more/It's just a matter of time" Sad Boys Movement for life.
I'd be remiss here if I didn't mention two records that are important to me for more personal reasons: Run The Jewels 2 is a ridiculously hard, great sequel to the first record by my friends Jaime and Mike, and You're Dead! is a triumphant and terrifying journey into the beyond from another friend, Steven Ellison aka Flying Lotus. Watching these artists whom I've worked and collaborated with for years, continue to improve their craft, has been impossibly rewarding in a way I can barely wrap my heart around. In a year that was often confusing and terrifying in equal measure, these dudes made art that stares into the heart of darkness (systemic racism, classism, inequality, and even- death!) while simultaneously staving it off. That's something only great art can really do.
Founder, Sex Magazine; Artist
Film: Air Pop's Daisy Park
Documentary: The Internet's Own Boy
Book: Bunny Rogers, Cunny Poem Vol.1
Album: Ratking. So It Goes
Single: Grimes "Go"
Art Show: Cali Thornhill DeWitt @ Mudgutts
Mixtape: DJ Lucas, Lucas' Mansion
TV: South Park Season 18
Band T-shirt: Odwalla88
Opera: Raul De Nieves & Colin Self, The Fool
Comedy: Al Bedell Roast
Photo: Nate Walton
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Owner/Designer, Private Party
For myself and my squad, OVO Sound supplied the soundtrack to our 2014. Not only did Drake continue to drop heater after heater all year long, but OVO's PartyNextDoor, iLoveMakonnen, and Majid Jordan dished out countless turn-ups as well. The perfect 2014 day of music would have to start poolside sipping rose on ice with Majid Jordan's A Place Like This EP, followed by a night in the club turning up to Drake's "0 to 100", "We Made It", & iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday", and ending the night in the sprinter headed to the after party with any and all of PARTYNEXTDOOR's jams playing as loud as possible.
This is hard. Off the top of my head some tracks I was feeling most this year include: Novelist / Mumdance, "1 Sec"; Trim, "#KanyeWest"; Powell, "So We Went Electric"; Schoolboy Q, "Studio"; Rae Sremmurd, "No Type"; Tobias Jesso Jr, "Hollywood"; Mark Ronson, "Uptown Funk"; Sun Kil Moon, "Micheline"; Father, "Look at Wrist"; Skepta, "That's Not Me."
I'll single out Powell, though. When talking with anyone about things coming through underground UK club music the conversation keeps coming back to Oscar Powell, a guy making jagged, brutalist cuts possessed with the ghosts of no-wave and punk. Sidestepping the builds, drops, and dynamics that would make things easy for DJs, his tracks motor along relentlessly, recalling Belgian New Beat and Acid, but interspersed with the ear shredding granular fuckery of, say, Florian Hecker. Always an exhilarating listen, this is my favourite from the Club Music EP.
Rapper and comedian
I went to India in January and came back to the (statistically) coldest New York winter in 30 years. The spring and summer saw me melt away my remaining bank balance in a surprisingly late-in-life return to being a low-life. Me and Despot moved our radio show Chillin Island from recently shuttered East Village Radio to A-Ron's Know-Wave station. When I "came to" in July, I realized I hadn't been paying any attention to music that year, and the first thing I remember Despot playing that jumped out at me was Makonnen.
"I Don't Sell Molly No More," "Maneuvering," and obviously "Tuesday" were a big part of a lot of people's summer 2014, but the joint that really did it for me was "Down 4 So Long." It's a weird song, anchored by the hook, But I been down for so long/ And I've been keepin it too real, which is an insane thing to say and kinda dumb. I guess that's why it's so great: feeling "down" can seem pretty dumb and insane from a distance, like, "Hey man, stop feeling that way and doing those things!" He also drops bizarre lines like, I've been having spiritual wars lately/ It ain't easy.
The song was a key part of my rejuvenation, along with walking across the Williamsburg Bridge, sometimes twice a day. The way it meshed with the city views from the walkway was wild redemptive. The song builds up to a crescendo that amplifies the "if-I-sing-this-convincingly-enough-I-can-fix-myself"/hook-as-mantraness of it all. And then it just kind of fades out, back into the ether—or some shit. Trying to describe music is dumb.
Model and Style Columnist
Ugh god, this song just gets me every single time. Lafawndah's voice pierces my heart in a way that I can't even begin to explain and takes me to a complete other zone. I know that I'll keep listening to it through the years to come!!!!
I'm not sure about everyone else, but 2014 was kind of a tough one for me, and this song made those times just a lil easier with cute hopefulness and general good vibes. Besides, there just really isn't anything that a little bedroom skank-out can't fix momentarily.
Released just last week this song feels like the perfect end to the year, so delicious and reflective. I'm just so happy to hear more music from my number one love, Jam City.
There is a ton of amazing music coming from Los Angeles right now: Blazing Eye, Wand, Cherry Glazerr, The Garden, Girlpool, M Geddes Gengras + Itasca. But most of all this year I've listened to "Lonely Richard" by Amen Dunes, "Flesh War" by Total Control & "Abundant Living" by Iceage.
Amen Dune's Love breaks me into a million pieces and gives me hope that there is something more out in the world, with my friends and lovers. The past may be tarnished and the future may be bleak, but there's also something calming about the uncertainty that Damon sings about. Damon made a record that has comforted me through a lot dark places this year and still makes me smile.
"Flesh War"—when Daniel Stewart of Total Control sent this to me, I sat & played this song over and over. You can't fuck with this song, it's pure.
"Abundant Living"—I've heard this song live for about two years now and it was my favorite song to hear live on the road with them. It's about excess to me. I've decided to turnt my life around to this song.