In light of “Throwback Thursday or #tbt” which involves posting something that has nostalgic value, we at RunTheMill wanted to turn this popular convention on its head. This weekly posting will share a song that is either ahead of its time or attempts to push us out of our comfort sound zone.
Jon Lawless – “Capital (feat. Daniela Andrade)”
This song has an almost innocent energy that builds from within and emits steadily outward. It can particularly be hear between Jon’s voice, which provides the effortless narrative and Daniela’s upper register harmony. It creates a hollowness. The same quality can be found in the introduction of Dillon Francis’ collaboration with Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosauars, “Without You.” But in contrast, whereas “Without You” seeks an EDM-approved drop to provide a recognizable structure to the listener, “Capital” doesn’t let go of the hollowness. We end up wanting a little more.