TOTD: Zedd & Troye Sivan – “Papercut”
Love have always been one of my favorite subjects in the universe. It has the effect of changing one’s mood, behavior, everything. When you add a touch of it to a song, sometimes the result is magical. I rarely delve into Zedd‘s world but this one song stood out from the rest of his latest LP, True Colors. The producer behind the hits of “Clarity” and “Stay the Night” managed to craft a delicate piece of synthpop, rivaling that of Robyn’s “Dancing On My Own.” Zedd’s “Papercut” has had me sadly dancing around, occasionally leaving me in a melancholy state due to the lyrical content.
The production on “Papercut” is simple, elegant and refined. The light piano at the beginning feels as if you’re listening to any other ballad. Then it evolves into a more rapid approach, as if emotion is taking over. The beats kick in, transforming the song into an ethereal pop song. As the music continues, Australian actor and singer Troye Sivan gracefully captures the essence of tension in a relationship. The allusion to a paper cut being brief and mildly painful resonates well with a relationship, that even through the hurt, the pain will heal.
True Colors is out now with hits like “I Want You to Know” and “Beautiful Now.”