Chris Hill and The Stardust Crush, the psychedelic group from Seattle, have recently dropped the music video for their single, “The Gravity of the Goddess (No One Else Can Dance Like You).” What makes the song, and the group, so unique, is how their music knows no bounds. They take inspiration from a multitude of genres, to connect with the world and their music.
With a Pink Floyd sound and vibe to it, “Gravity of the Goddess (No One Else Can Dance Like You)” is the epitome of the human condition, that human struggle is necessary for growth. Chris Hill has this to say about the track: “The song came to me when a friend was going through a hard time and I realized that the music and evolving lyrics were a message meant for them. The line ‘the broken bowl will be glued with gold…stronger and more beautiful, behold’ refers to the Japanese Kintsugi method of repairing pottery with liquid gold. I’d been thinking of telling my friend about Kintsugi as a metaphorical encouragement but I felt like putting the concept into the actual song lyrics would be more powerful. Kintsugi makes pottery stronger and certainly more beautiful than before it was broken! The gold looks like fingers of lightning going through the pottery. Kintsugi comes from a legend of a shogun warrior who had broken his favorite tea bowl and liked it so much that he decided to repair it with gold and tree sap instead of throwing it away.”
Beauty can be found in the darkest places, and much like coming out of a hard time, we come out stronger than we were before. Much of the essence of the song is about the proverbial yellow brick road, that if you are open to taking it, you can learn from life and receive the wisdom it gives you.
“The wild and somewhat discordant ending section of the song sonically illustrates a re-strengthened warrior returning to battle life difficulties with a renewed sense of vigor. This vigor coming after finding a win in the internal battle of self-acceptance and self-compassion through their healing process. It is meant to sound joyful and fearless, full of love protecting both the self and the warrior’s loved ones,” shares Chris.
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