Week 50 : The Earth Before Us – Porcelain Raft

Two Mondays in 2023 left after this one? That’s crazy. What’s even crazier, though, is the fact that the Earth is approximately 4.54 billion years old. This song is perfect for letting that fact sink in, and it will only take 1.29 minutes of your time. This might be the shortest song featured on this website. 1.29, 4.54…what’s in a name, what’s in a number?

Like a tiny whisper
Like a distant call
No one seems to care now
That we are lost at all
That we are lost at all
That we are lost at all

I love Mauro Remiddi’s high voice; this could almost belong in the small voice boom boom genre, but there’s just not enough boom boom. The theme of nature — scary-sad cosmic nature — is something that works great within the electronic genre. It’s because of the contrast y’know, machines chanting for extinct bugs. Something like that.

Porcelain Raft’s entire discography explores those themes (I particularly recommend the song Inside The White Whale), but I chose this one specifically because it’s short and effective (that’s what she said about the history of mankind).

Don’t get stuck in an existential loop though; it’s only Monday. Here’s your prompt: Try your luck at scary-sad cosmic nature lyrics this week! You can write one line, two lines, three lines—well, you get the idea. See you next week or in 4 billion years.

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