Sundays in December are supposed to feel cozy, I don’t care where you live–this is a fact. Despite the year round sun and barely evolving mild temperatures of San Diego, I still get that same drive to curl up with a good book in the sun, or wrap myself up tightly in a blanket in my most comforting chair. Tea, coffee or hot chocolate are a must to complete this perfect moment of coziness.
But let’s face it, Sunday is a long day and after sitting too long, restlessness can settle in and it’s time to decide the next course of action to inspire your day of relaxation into a subtle whirl of momentum.
Tonight, College perfectly suits this agenda and that inner desire to be wrapped up and snuggled as if it were actually snowing outside. By College I am not refering to education or studies, but the French synthpop/electronica artist David Grellier who has been making music since 2004. College is one of Grellier’s first projects that recieved international recognition. “A Real Hero” off his debut album Secret Diary was used in the soundtrack for the film Drive which created a wave of inspiration in the synthpop genre.
College’s sound is cascade of airy ambiance that feels simultaneously extraterrestrial and natural like flower blossoming on time-lapse. There always seem to be quick and steady beats that create a feeling of adventure and progress while synthesizers take your head into a dream. It perfectly reflects the beauty of the unknown.
There’s an odd comfort to his sound. It’s a wonderful reflection of ignorance of not knowing. It’s finding pleasure in the ride and not stressing over the objective or end goal. It’s the perfect soundtrack for living in the present and enjoying the moment; it’s ideal for the drive.
So allow yourself to be comforted on this cozy Sunday with College performing live at the Casbah!