Was never a fan of this song. And yet re-contextualized perhaps it was ahead of its time. Perhaps I’ve just become desensitized, or perhaps it’s the sound of the technology, so that it doesn’t have to be understood literally but as some sort of surreal statement about the baselessness of our world… that you can dance to.
Simple accompaniment by an acoustic guitar with embellishments. Theoretically this could have been done in Ella’s day as a live version and yet the quality and tone of it is clearly a modern treatment. It plays with retro presentness. Is her voiced slowed down, feels like it but I’m inclined to say no. The harmonies give it a nice touch.
The adlibs point to a more personal place where sentiments are conceived before they are born. The drums, just a little too hard for ordering a tall Latte, but smooth and personal all the less. Being in the public while by oneself contemplating the external as a front for contemplating the internal. Strings and warm eyes feel like home.