‘Two Hours (Museum Of Bellas Artes Remix)’ by Theme Park
Theme Park’s original release for ‘Two Hours’ this past Spring saw the burgeoning London band explore the rather gloomy notion of fading youth through a wistful and rose-coloured lens of mid-aughts indie disco. It was a cathartic piece of heart-tuggery, with a chorus that pined “I can’t feel anything and it’s bringing me down” as choirs of synth did their best to reignite the debut album magic of Silent Alarm and Hot Fuss. But precisely because it clung so intently to these vestiges of bygone indie glory, it all felt rather circular and self-defeating, as if the only way to deal with the loss of the past was to live in it indefinitely.
The first few minutes of Museum Of Bellas Artes’ bold reinvisioning, then, should come as a welcome epiphany, with its sleekly modernist blend of glimmering nu-disco and silvery soul reminding us of all the musical euphorias yet to be discovered, and all the dances yet to be danced.
(via The Line Of Best Fit)