All isn’t quite right in paradise. On My bubba’s new single, ‘Island,’ the soothing maritime baseline evokes the sound of gently pounding surf, while a strumming guitar conjures images of coral reefs and colourful fish. The forlorn narrator, however, is too busy crawling through cold seaweed and walking barefoot over broken clamshells to notice. She’s got a long-overdue apology for a loved one on an island far away, but the trip hasn’t been easy. The song’s central conceit–that our desires make us vulnerable at the most inopportune times, like when we’d rather be relaxing with sun and sand–exists as one with the song’s faraway sounds.
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