A stolen car peels out of a suburban driveway. Flowers are blooming, there’s sap oozing out of the trees, and spring is in the air. You’re a teenager and you just made it off with the girl, the car, and a suitcase full of money. You’re on top of the world.
“Cindy + Me” is my attempt at living this adolescent dream. It’s an outlaw love song, based around a sample I took from synthesizer-pioneer Raymond Scott’s “Cindy Electronium.”
In the song, I’m a crazed teenager in love, running away from home with the girl and some twisted view of the future. We’ve got her father tied up in the house, a smoldering corpse, we’ve got the cash, “We’re living on top of the world,” and we’re going to get away with it.
The words almost wrote themselves. I guess I’d been carrying them with me all along. The music was equally intuitive. I cut out the pieces I loved from Raymond’s original and slowed it down to hip-hop tempo. The result was so inspiring that I had the rest of the track within a couple of hours.
Shouts out to Stereogum for the premiere.
Lets runaway together ???!!!!!