DJ Snake ft. Bipolar Sunshine – “Middle”
Track # 2 off of Encore, released 2016
One day a friend of mine and I were reminiscing on the good old days of mid 2010s EDM and the first song she decided to play was “Middle”. She starts talking about how it’s the prime EMD song and how everyone knows it but in my mind the only song I could think of was “The Middle” by Zedd and Maren Morris, and somehow I knew that wasn’t right. As the song played on, I easily recognized it, however, and even remembered most of the words. This was a song that is the epitome of summer in the 2010s, a time where this type of music was all the rage and where things felt so much simpler than they do now. It’s a song that I never knew the artist of but could easily point it out among similar tracks. While EDM can sometimes verge on the side of overproduction and repetition, this time, it’s done perfectly well. This song is a breezy representation of a relaxed, summer feeling, bringing back all the nostalgia of warm nights out with friends. It’s also only comprised of two verses and two choruses, and doesn’t linger on any more than it needs to. This tune is more than just a song; it’s a feeling so specific that can really only be relived by hearing it and that is something special in and of itself.