“Cut and Run” by Yoke Lore

Yoke Lore will release his new Absolutes, on July 27th via Arts & Crafts. “The EP explores the grey areas between black and white ideas while building upon the lush, sonic palette of his past works. The new music finds multi-instrumentalist, dancer, and visual artist Adrian Galvin polishing his heartfelt anthems and ruminating on finding balance amid respective oppositions by breaking through the notion that truth necessitates purity.

Yoke Lore on the song and video,

This song is about how it is sometimes ok, and maybe even beneficial, to do the opposite of what’s good or healthy for you. I move at different speeds attempting to find the perfect balance of movement and sound—the perfect center between effort and grace. It’s not a moment in my life, but more so, all the moments. I’m always fighting this question a little bit: how hard to try, how much effort to give; conversely, how calm to be, how to use tranquility as a soft weapon like water crashing against rock until it wears away. Does hardness make strength or does it just leave us rigid? But, in the end, it’s ok to be too hard sometimes, and it’s ok to be too soft sometimes. Life is a pendulum that we all gotta learn to swing with.”

The songs on Absolute gravitate around the struggle between two sides of something. Like track, “Cut And Run”, which conveys the instinct to flee versus the instinct to find a home, and “Concrete” illustrates Galvin’s struggle between living in the city and being in the country. “So, they are all the conflicts of absolutes,” he states. “There must be a balance, some movement and some pull. A life of absolutes is no life at all.” As with his previous releases, Galvin drew the artwork for his upcoming EP using bifurcated lines and contrasting imagery to convey his messages of absolutes.