TUESDAY TUNES: “Paracosm”, Washed Out


Credit: washedout.kungfustore.com

I’m hooked on a new album! Thanks to Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” feature, the app knows me well and recommended a tune from Paracosm by Washed Out. I didn’t want to stop there — I went to the full album and now I can’t stop listening to it.

From the first moment, I imagine walking into the woods (thanks in part to actual bird sounds) and finding an imaginary world… which, it turns out, is the exact definition of the word ‘paracosm’. The album entrances you with modern beats and mellifluous melodies until it eventually gently eases you out of the paracosm and back into the real world, with more bird sounds as a souvenir.

It’s the perfect soundtrack to keep you company during a long commute or road trip or maybe while you lounge around the house on a rainy day.


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