Today was a day where I truly became a zombie. A productive zombie, but a
zombie nonetheless. I’m talking the eyes glazed over, performing the same
motions, hardly moving, few words, type of zombie. It was the opposite of
a sensory overload. When my zombie brain couldn’t take it anymore, it
became imperative that I find something to listen to. It could be Raffi for
all I cared. I just needed something. That little “something” instantly became an obsession.
“I Feel Better” by Gotye has officially become my
zombie life anthem – the anthem for when my brain has been engaged on nothing but work
for hours, the anthem for when something seems off about a day, and the
anthem for when my favorite contestant gets kicked off of The Bachelor. (I
still love you, Kacie B. If
the Geico caveman Ben and Courtney end up together, they deserve to swim in each other’s misery).
In “I feel better,” Gotye takes a sound that infiltrated speakers with the crackle of a turntable during the 1960s and 1970s and makes it new again. The song even features a tambourine and a horn section. If Chicago and Stevie Wonder were ever to collaborate, I have a feeling the result would be something eerily similar to “I Feel Better.” In my eyes, that is almost the highest form of praise I can give to an artist. The fact that Gotye can come off as so emotionally distraught in “Somebody That I Used to Know” and also worry free in “I Feel Better” proves his diversity as an artist. Thank you for making yourself so applicable, through highs, lows and everything in between.
Please tell me you now have a better understanding as to why I feel like
doing heel clicks for the rest of time while listening to this song on repeat. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have a pity party to cancel.