I’m on the pursuit of happiness / and I know everything that shines ain’t always gonna be gold / I’ll be fine once I get it / I’ll be good
I’m someone who views music as a soundtrack to life, constantly plugged into my iPod, musicians narrating my daily life. On my current life soundtrack is a Kid Cudi song. I’m not too into hip hop but when I read that the song also with my #1 band love, MGMT and electro-duo Ratatat, I was sold after a few listens. The song? Pursuit of Happiness featuring MGMT chanting the chorus set to Ratatat’s trilling synthesizers.
Though I can’t relate to Cudi’s lyrics of “night terrors” and waking up in “cold sweats,” his lazy drawled dreamers’ ode to finding your ultimate happiness in life is what I imagine to be universally relatable. My own pursuit of happiness? Right now, it’s all about my career and making my interest and livelihood intersect so I’m working to get into fashion and/or magazines, which is an uphill battle…
Take a listen, download the mp3 below and lemme know what happiness you’re pursuing!
Kid Cudi ft. MGMT & Ratatat – Pursuit of Happiness [mp3]