Mikky Ekko | Disappear (ruff demo)
I’ve been wearing out this impassioned Mikky Ekko track, “Disappear”, which he’s labeled “ruff demo” on soundcloud, despite being one of the best things he’s created. Might just be a slight case of underselling, or false modesty. Whatever the case, it’s beautiful, pulsating and transporting. It’s a song seemingly about being alone and contemplative about love on a rainy day: “So long to the life we used to know / ‘Cuz every time I close my eyes / I want to disappear with you / Yeah, and I hope you want to disappear too.” Listening to so much music every year makes me feel like I can spot false sentiment like somewhere dropped a bucket of red paint on pavement. And this track feels earnest to me, and largely that’s one of its strengths. You can follow Mikky Ekko at facebook. — David D. Robbins Jr.