Endless by Kirk & StarAV: Review
After coming across the Bay Area-based musician Kirk on soundcloud, the Australian producer StarAV felt an instant connection and reached out to collab on this beautiful single, Endless.
This shoegaze-inspired lo-fi record’s moving beat is anchored by a resonant guitar melody that flits in and out of the murky mix. The repetition of these musical melodies demonstrates the predictable nature of humanity’s endless drive to pursue happiness. This slanting alt-rock recording has a positive quality to it, which encourages the listener to look forward to the future.
“Memories of the past that seem
better than they were
Between heaven and hell
is a lonely world”
“It’s a lonely world, huh
Seven billion lives for naught
and it will never end
I’d forgotten how we met but
but not how we left it up to chance”
Commenting on what the song is about the singer and the producer StarAV said, “Endless covers the theme of the pursuit of happiness in a world of 7 billion unique experiences hence it being a ‘lonely world’. Coming to terms with the fleeting nature of happiness with patience and perseverance. It ends with the allusion to the idea of leaving opportunities up to chance if it’s too much to handle all at once.” StarAV’s intuitive lyricism is plain and straightforward but vague enough for the listener to have their own interpretation of it and Kirk’s dreamy sound carries this same expression. To me, this is where the collaboration shines the most and I would very much like to see them team up again.
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Photo credits: Sam Godakumbara
Review by: Gabe Finch