Music has the amazing quality to be a heartfelt creation from the artist about something specific to them, as well as still being something that each of us can take, hold and experience it in our own unique way. DBMK in particular make such beautiful lose-yourself-to-it tracks, with ambiguity in their lyrics enough that you can virtually choose your own adventure on every listen, depending on what you’re going through.
“Patient (N.)” has been a favourite of mine since I first heard it while reviewing Collapse (DBMK’s album released July 2016). I was struck by it’s stillness. “Patient (N.)” has a relatively simple sound; unflashy and calm, with space held by knowing organ tones, allowing presence with the emotion of vulnerably sung vocals. The simplicity feels welcome in the face of exploring difficult emotions (as is it feels that this track is bringing).
Today I appreciated this space-holding track, as it seemed to acknowledge the passion-full, alive and much-ness of someone, and dreading the coldness to come with the dying of that. So along with “Patient (N.)”, I will be patient with a temporarily introspectively ailing version of myself who is questioning her much-ness, and is wondering if her passion is far too much, and instead just remember the love that exists for ‘her’ instead.
“And you are so much
I have trouble keeping up
And you are so loved
I have trouble keeping touch”
Enjoy “Patient (N.)” in your own way, within the safe space created by the song itself.