– By The Violet Wave Staff –
What do you get when you mix 80’s-inspired smooth jazz beats and lyrics charged with socio-political commentaries? You get Young Galaxy’s “Elusive Dream.”
Listening to the first few seconds of the song made us feel like we’re in between songs in a Sade-inspired playlist, and then vocalist Catherine McCandless comes in and we realized we could be in the middle of a very chilled out protest instead.
According to the Montreal-based electro act, the song is indeed inspired by the current state of political affairs, and how the human psyche reacts to it. While we try very hard not to talk about politics, it’s a pretty cool interpretation and reaction of the crazy situation the world is.
“Elusive Dream was written this summer during this ongoing period of social and political tension in the world. The song addresses the fact that we feel human existence is the craziest, most psychedelic thing there is, and yet it feels like we’re prone to squandering it all. We are hopeful, ready to fight for our beliefs and on behalf of those who have trouble fighting for themselves. Sometimes however, we just want to take a moment to reflect, to feel the wonder and the sadness of it all at the same time. This song is about those feelings.” Said the band in a release sent to The Violet Wave.