Blog Post 4: What is Your “Wild(est)” Song?

A song I listen to that I think is really wild would have to be ‘Overthinker’ by INZO. I chose this song because I love Electronic Dance Music, otherwise knowns as EDM. It is one of the wildest genres because the build-up rhythm replicates the feeling of anticipation in the brain and when the beat drops, the brain produces dopamine. This song holds a special place in my heart because it helped me find myself when I was just in high school and this Halloween I drove to Houston to see INZO perform live at a music festival. Even though we got to his set late, seeing him play ‘Overthinker’ was one of the best moments of my life, so I got tickets to see him again in April! 

‘Overthinker’ is a wild song because it actually includes a voiceover from an amazing philosopher, Alan Watts. His healing voice mixed with aesthetic beat drops bring out a feeling of nostalgia. The verse after the first drop speaks to me greatly, “Most of us would have Rather money than tangible wealth And a great occasion is somehow spoiled for us unless photographed And to read about it the next day in the newspaper Is oddly more fun for us than the original event”. This verse helped me realize that important things in life are not materialistic. The philosopher goes on to explain that we lost our senses because of how tied up in our minds we are. This song reminds me to question reality and how I perceive the world around me instead of overthinking and living in my head.

Katsiaryna Aliashkevich


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2 Responses to Blog Post 4: What is Your “Wild(est)” Song?

  1. ack2234

    The mix of Alan Watts’ dialogue combines very well with the electronic music to create something wild. This song seems to break through another dimension by not only containing a catchy beat, but also including lines that make you think deeply about your own life.

  2. ham2642

    Like most EDM, Over thinker is a great example of how music can convey such powerful messages in such a groovy way. The importance of Watts’ dialogue comes as a message for the audience to think before dancing to the music. A song that at the beginning speaks about restrictions in your mind built by society through the speech given by Watts’ but afterwards the music speaks in the form of showing the audience how they should feel if they were not being constricted.

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