2. I Want It All
There is something to be said for the things in life that happen slowly. It’s why we have slow cookers, why we can take videos in slow motion on our phones; we crave the indulgence of spending time, of allowing ourselves to consume, and be consumed by, something that demands to be felt in different ways, over and over.
Allow yourself, then, to understand the name of Frida’s new release as an instruction on how it is to be experienced. Lower yourself into Slowly, and B side, I Want It All, as you would lower yourself into a steamy bath. The guitar jangles on like bathroom lights through the mist, phantom voices echo over each other, and indeterminate time passes as you blissfully sink deeper and deeper down into this dewy, delectable pop.
Because yeah, it is pop music, even if it tastes a little funky. Turn it over in your mouth a couple more times, chew slowly and savour.