About the show
Playing tracks by
Ella Eyre, Carl Thomas, SirOJ, Sam Gellaitry, Bad Royale feat. Voice and more.
IF WE SURVIVE THE FUTURE
aka THE AUDACITY OF MOPE
The most emo thing I have ever created. Okay fine, second-most emo, right behind the poetry I wrote in high school. Regardless of your tolerance for cheese, some version of schmaltz will push your boundaries of listenability in this mix. I welcome, nay, encourage you to not like this mix.
I've been planning this mix for well over a year, and it changed a lot over that time. I ended up with a sequence of heartache and defeat, with wisps of defiant self-preservation. I kept it pretty uniform in sentiment, resisting my temptation to go too far into disco, or house, or hopefulness, or overly sparkly kawaiiness. Nevertheless, it spans various genres and feelings, within the umbrella of desperation.
I also wanted to leave my stamp on the world of future bass and evocative chordal structure before it ran its course, since I feel the trend has crested and public enthusiasm for it will start to wane.