YellowStraps - "Flamingo"
Whether online or in the physical world, life has a way of moving much too fast. Elders always talk about time speeding up as you get older, but in the current era time often feels compressed to the point of nonexistence, particularly for some overwhelmed youth. When YellowStraps' gorgeous, sepia-stained "Flamingo" tiptoes out of silence and singer Yvan Murenzi's enchanting voice wafts over the sparse, soulful arrangement, time melts in the best way possible, cares and worries disappearing as she intones "Don’t look behind/Just ease your mind/We don’t care what future holds.” A beautiful sentiment and a beautiful song. - Jon Tanners