SONG PICK: Middle Kids – Cellophane (Brain)
“Cellophane (Brain)” is a stream of consciousness directly from the mind of Hannah Joy, the singer and songwriter of the Australian trio Middle Kids. The music reflects this in many layers: sounds play against each other like twisted thoughts in one’s brain. But in the end, all come together to one big indie-rock anthem with sing-along qualities.
Hannah tells us about the song:
“I remember making a diorama in primary school for an under-the-ocean scene using cellophane. I loved the way cellophane looked but I hated the way it crunched and creased in my hands. It’s one of those weird things you remember sometimes… I’m not even sure if cellophane is an exact metaphor for my mind it feels connected to the song for me. When I consciously started taking note of what was going on in my brain it was usually ANXIOUS and NEGATIVE. If my mind is a minefield of fear and sadness, nothing else can shift my overall sense of myself. But to change one’s thinking is incredibly hard. It’s an inner journey with little extrinsic reward or accountability.”
“Cellophane (Brain)” is the third single from Middle Kids’ second album “Today We’re the Greatest,” out on Domino on March 19. “Listen to our Song Pick of the Day on all streaming services or below on Bandcamp:
(Photo: Imogen Wilson)