Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Return of Electric Youth

Right now Sweden is in shock. After the election on Sunday we now have a populist "immigration critical" right-wing party with its roots in fascism in Parliament, something we have been proud not to have, compared to countries like the Netherlands, France or Denmark. While watching the last debates and the election results unfold this weekend, with a growing realization of what was happening, we got the comeback from Toronto duo Electric Youth in our inbox. And I don't know, it just spoke to me.

Well actually, I do know. Here is a duo who have been a couple since middle school. I don't know if that has anything to do with their music. All I know is Bronwyn's voice, which has to be one of the most beautiful voices in the world of blog electro, just fits so perfectly with Austin's happy, bubbly sounds. I know their music put a smile on my face and make my heart race.

And it's just so clear to me that what the world needs is less fear of things we don't know and hate of people who aren't like us, and more of positivity, compassion, warmth and open mindedness. And Electric Youth.

Electric Youth - Right Back To You (Removed by request)


Tymen said...

In the Netherlands they can't even form a decent parliament.

I feel stupid for living in the country where (sadly) a lot of people follow minister Wilders with his racist point of view.

Music is awesome! keep it up Tracasaeur

Olivia said...

Excellent post, Arnie B. I'm in shock to hear that about Sweden, which is yes very proud of being "progressive." It saddens me to see my own country project the image of being afraid of others. I've read many articles lately about the Tea Party, which seem to be written by authors who, like me, are confused by all of this. Aren't we supposed to be moving forward and not backward?

So we turn to music. It's the only solution...