Giant broken-heart disco ball
Essentially upbeat pop song with bittersweet lyrics, “ Silk City ” buries longing deep in the mix. Voice crawls out from under a whining orchestra of warped tape, as if crying out from the bottom of a well. The sound of dissolution is everywhere on “ Silk City” in the fragments of words dissolving at the song’s perimeter and the metallic thrums of guitar dissipating into nothing.
It is a song for the wee, drunken hours—a “sad banger” that suits the lone dancer best.