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J Fernandez - "Real Flowers"

Not everything has to exist in the land of twee and sparkly joy just because it’s not punk or noise.
October 5, 2012, 3:30pm

The “Fall in love” refrain in J Fernandez's "Real Flowers" is truly ominous, but creepy lyrics when buried inside a bedroom recording as beautifully constructed as this are needed to stop things getting too cozy. The analog synth coaxes the dark taint along further, off-key notes breaking the comforting, hazier bed this track rests upon. This is why I love "Real Flowers"—not everything has to exist in the land of twee and sparkly joy just because it’s not punk or noise. This song would be the perfect soundtrack to the closing scene of a slasher movie as the camera ever so slowly zooms out upon a tableau of a newly slain couple with real flowers scattered amongst their pallid, youthful limbs, blood trickling from their artfully placed stab wounds. Forever in love in death.

@suzeolbrich