Music: Ran, by Future Islands

Any song or video that prominently features running, roads, or implies such is alright by me. That’s what originally drew me to this song. But over time I’ve come to enjoy this song for more than that.

It’s got bass, synth, and the kind of upbeat darkness that haunts the 80’s songs I remember most. It feels like it has a home playing in the background of an episode of Stranger Things, and when listened to carefully, packs some emotional heft:

“Ingest, where it goes, nobody sees but me,
So perfect and so sweet, but the rest, feels incomplete
Like the rabbit’s foot I keep, in the locket, with no key”

This one is worth listening to loud on an open road:

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