Redlight - Ride or Die

Ride or Die by Redlight

Want to feel your soul leave your body? Nice. Listen to this. Listen to it with the volume all the way up. This electronic sound, though simple, is immense. You really need to allow yourself to become immersed in it.

The beginning is where it is really strong. Constant taps throughout give you some sort of anticipation. The first major deep beat comes in as the rest of the background sound is isolated you can almost feel yourself being completely isolated too (I said get yourself immersed, didn’t I? if you’re not feeling what I’m feeling you’re doing something wrong.) The use of very quiet chatter in the background adds to the immersion, really making you lose yourself in the sound.

That beat becomes slightly muted and more and more echoey, the background noise is gone completely and with that your heart rate rises. The comedowns and climaxes in this song almost give you an adrenalin rush. This song for me is the feeling of driving at 120 MPH without actually driving 120 MPH.

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Hello! My name is Josephine Robertson. I’m a second-year university student studying Digital Media Production at Cambridge School of Art. After reading that it will be no shock to you that I love nearly all things creative. predominantly photography, literature and of course music.

Music for me, much like books and photography is in a realm of its own. Literature is there to transport your mind to a different time, a different place, something only the writer may fathom. Photography is there to grace you with scenes and experiences you could only ever dream of, it creates endless new worlds just waiting for you. Music, when powerful enough is the combination of both. When you find THAT album or THAT song it can be the piece of art that pushes you to decipher those places and drives you to visit those worlds.

Music to me is energy. Be that the energy of a friend when you’re heartbroken and can barely move or be that the energy of the whole world at your fingertips.

Now I’ve done my poetry segment (You’re welcome) I’ll come back down to earth for you. I love music. I’m not here to offer you opinions from a musically educated background. The education I have is formed from listening to music and feeling everything it has to offer, researching the artists and learning their stories. If you too are fellow music feeler you may enjoy my opinions on the music I love. You may even learn something. Basically if you’re in the market for some new to you music, some old-school masterpieces and a digital media students opinions on it come join me.