Shortly after making Elephante last week’s Musical Discovery, I discovered another track of his. This week, I review Age of Innocence (feat. Trouze & Damon Sharpe).
“this is a song about that moment when you were younger, where everything was beautiful and magical, and you weren’t weighed down or beaten up or jaded by the world yet. when you’d look into the forest and think ‘fuck i can’t wait to climb all those trees’, instead of ‘uh oh, there are probably snakes and bugs and nope’. so let’s take it back…”
This is the message in the description for the song’s video on YouTube – the “moment where everything was beautiful and magical”. Light piano chords and fuzzy synth melodies create a sense of euphoria and adventure. Whilst some listeners are saying that the song sounds too similar to Zedd’s Clarity, the only similarity is that both tracks convey this sense of realisation and epiphany.
Alongside vibrant instrumentals, it’s the song lyrics which can also strike a chord with listeners. The line: “‘Cause it makes sense/When we take it back/To the age of innocence.” in the chorus talks about this sense of adventure and a care-free attitude when we were younger.
Now, when we wish that we didn’t have to worry about careers, good grades and university, we instead wish that it was like what it was when we were younger. In Elephante’s Age of Innocence, colourful instrumentals combine with upbeat vocals and lyrics to remind us of fun childhood memories.
What do you think of this song? Does it remind you of your childhood? Comment below!