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Riff: Atoms for Peace – “Unless”

Feb 25, 2013

While my heart keeps returning/I am lost, I am weightless/With my arms by my side

from Unless lyrics by Atoms for Peace

Yorke seems to be experiencing a slow free fall – his voice descending at an ominous pace as he laments over his apathy. There’s a lot of ambiguity over the direction of the apathy, but the way the beat drapes his vocals it could just be a shot at encapsulating the overall feeling; [LISTEN].

Riff by Jeff Min

Jeff Min is a Chicago-based writer at SONGLYRICS. His work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Wax Poetics, SLAM, and HOOP.

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