One of These Days is an Alice in Wonderland sort of album, crafted in a series of hypnotic, rhythmic, and intoxicating melodies. The album starts with a lulling beat, a dreamlike melody, almost as if the song depicts a person lost in a trance. The feel of the music gives off an air of a soft lullaby, hushing us into a sense of calm as the first song fades off into the distance.
The eerie song fades off into the distance. Suddenly the mood changes and the music comes to life with the sound of a rhythmic beat, a crash of symbols and guitar flood the sound waves. The abrupt change is a wake up call to reality. It's almost as if the later melody is mocking the former.
But just as we begin to feel comfort in this idea of reality, the record again changes it's tune. Suddenly Alejandro's voice is distant. The record winds in and out of musical labyrinths, just as it seems to settle in one direction, it takes another turn. The music takes many styles, ranging from reggae to rock, to pop, to indie to blues...each song distinctly different, each song tying together with Alejandro's very distinct voice.
Essentially, this album is a rabbit hole of both practical and nonsensical emotional reactions; but making interesting observations about love, lust and humanity. It grapples with the curiosities, befuddlement's and insecurities that our conscious and subconscious minds constantly ponder or, as No Rey puts it, "wonder."
Written by Rachael Perrell
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