Stephanie’s DJ Pick of the Week is “Playground” by flipturn! Part of the band’s recent debut album Shadowglow, “Playground” explores a noisier side of flipturn’s sound. The song bears heavy influence from midwest emo and bedroom pop, both of which introduce an element of lo-fi distortion into the song. On the flip side, razor-sharp twinkly guitar riffs flutter throughout the track, revealing the band’s expert musicianship. To highlight the distinct flipturn sound, the band utilizes an expressive, theatrical vocal style that adds an appealing dash of soul.
Lyrically, the song delves deeply into feelings of nostalgia and missed opportunities. Drawing a connection between the passage of time and a lengthy road trip, the band links physical and temporal in a unique and relatable way. In addition, the lyrics embrace a common Generation Z struggle to ignore broader world problems in order to enjoy the moments at hand in one’s own life. All in all, “Playground” comes across as a strikingly current, deeply emotional tune to dance, sing, and sob to. Listen to “Playground” by flipturn below!
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