Episode 19: "fade." by Zeke Forever feat. Global Octopus
"The only thing on my mind is gravity; I need levity, and I need the answers why."
With these lyrics, Denton-based pop phenomenon Zeke Forever turns "fade." featuring rap artists Global Octopus into much more than a catchy vibe. With thoughtful lyrics and compelling vulnerability, Zeke gives voice to the frustration of uncertainty in a year where uncertainty has been the law of the land. Using the lens of a confusing relationship and a jazzy soundscape, Zeke explores the pain of social isolation, the consequences of overthinking, and the degree to which humans need to be in community. In this episode, Emmeline and Zeke talk about looping as an impetus for songwriting, how perfectionism can kill art, and how music provides a safe space to work through emotional difficulties. They also talk about relationships and the joys of dog parenting!
For more information about Zeke Forever or to hear more of Zeke's music, follow them on social media at @zekeforever. You can also check out the amazing music video for "fade." on YouTube. For behind-the-scenes information and more about Journey of a Song, follow Emmeline on social media at @EmmelineMusic or check out the Journey of Series official page. You can even hear other featured songs via the Journey of a Song playlist on Spotify!