The track begins with a haunting vocal line, “So Far Away” being chanted in what feels like a rhythmic spiral as we get a taste of what’s to come with a deep drum beat that flashes in and out. We glide into the first verse, the production shifts into a spacey atmospheric realm, transporting us away as the vocals come in again, telling the tale of times past.
Once we get to the bulk of the music, we’re reminded of the psychedelic funk The Red Hot Chili Peppers bring to the table, with the Dub-Funk nature of the song swinging more towards the raw instruments and less towards the digital as we’ve heard before. We can’t get enough of KingZiLLa and Blake, and this track is no exception.
“So Far Away” is very much about depression, specifically in times like these, and the entirety of the beautifully reverberated lyrics coupled with the ethereal ambiance behind the main focus of the guitar and drums suits the emotion meant to be conveyed.
Feeling “So Far Away” and lost in the world is the theme, but KingZiLLa and Blake want their audience to know that it’s okay, switching up the notes of sadness to assuring the listener that while they’re relatable, they’re here to say that they are not as far away as they may think.
The message KingZiLLa and Blake are conveying is one we seldom see in mainstream music, while some artists choose feel-good genres, the message doesn't always convey the same thing, focusing on other topics. There is a time and place for escapism, and a time and place to allow the listener to feel their emotions, and simply release them into the void by knowing they're not alone. KingZiLLa and Blake have done the latter with "So Far Away."
There’s always hope, and there’s always a light at the end of the tunnel. We truly enjoyed “So Far Away” from start to finish, from lyrics to music, and can’t wait to see what KingZiLLa and Blake do next!
You can listen to "So Far Away" on Spotify now!