Morgan – Anima
If you’ve ever wondered what heartbreak and despair sound like, look no further. This was perhaps one of the most uncomfortable listens I’ve experienced and not in the slightest bit negative. Positively uncomfortable because it forced me to confront a sentiment long buried away in the depths of my heartbreak mausoleum, which houses the fragments of feelings and sentiments long forgotten inflicted on others as well as myself.
Anima is a desperate plea for redemption, the one more chance moment, the part where you’re in a dimly lit room clutching your phone in a foetus position yearning to fill the void created by that person, or persons there of, who hit the same spot with their poisonous arrow heads after each shot.
There’s no redemption to be found here. It’s raw, unapologetic, inconvenient, a tsunami of emotion which marches at a steady pace as if connected to an electrocardiograph [ECG] to monitor all of the heights of anxiety as you play out the events in your head.
Dramatic much? Well not really, it’s a powerful track and paints the picture to perfection but Morgan knows what she’s doing. The songwriting scientist drew inspiration from Carl Jung’s theory of Anima, the feminine part of the male psyche which further demonstrates the internal conflict we all experience between masculine and femine virtues that exist within us.
So when I describe the experience as a positively uncomfortable listen, is it just a result of being finessed by the songwriter and producer who managed to reverse the artist to listener relationship, by employing a psycolocal theory to create a conflict between the Masculine and Feminine states of being; rational vs instinctual.
I felt as though through analysing the track, I inturn began to analyse myself and feel as though I was on the couch whilst the song analysed me. Whether or not this was the intention, it’s all interpretation I guess.