Another Day Alive by Tasty is a fresh single out in the world. The song is soulful reclamation of one’s purpose. When thriving isn’t possible, survival must be appreciated. The track gently tugs at your sleeve and tells you that it’s proud of you. It is an eclectic mix of Lofi, Jazz and pop.
The song chimes into existence and flourishes. No, literally. It begins with a chime-like instrument and we have Tasy’s voice accompanied by a synthesised percussion and brass section. Another Day Alive is mastered to perfection, the multiple layering of vocals and instrumentals, everything shines through. The echoing quality in the track helps you understand the feeling of loneliness. By the end of it, we don’t know if it was Tasty’s vocals or the synthesised Saxophone section that takes the cake. “The Sky is not the limit, it’s only the beginning.” truly a wordsmith of our time. The track has a soothing quality to it even though it’s packed with so much vocal power by Tasty.
A film that encapsulates two sides of the struggle- the struggle of the addict and the struggle of the family around mental health and addiction is Beautiful Boy. The book-turned-film is a subtle cinematic genius. Each mise en scenè has you hooked. This is the sort of detailing that is found in Another Day Alive by Tasty as well. Not to mention both have similar threads around mental health. I can imagine David dedicating this song to his son.
While Tasty bends the tune to his will in Another Day Alive, we can ease our tense shoulders and make you feel held for just a moment. To sit back and let the song engulf you until you emerge breathless, seen and validated.