Music Monday: “Aqueous Transmission” by Incubus

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Music Monday is a meme, created by Drew at The Tattooed Book Geek, where I focus on a song I absolutely love and feel needs to be shared.

Song: “Aqueous Transmission”
Artist: Incubus
Album: Morning View (2001)

Lyrics taken from genius.com

[Verse 1]
I’m floating down a river
Oars freed from their holes long ago
Lying face up on the floor of my vessel
I marvel at the stars and feel my heart overflow

[Chorus]
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river

[Verse 2]
Two weeks without my lover
I’m in this boat alone
Floating down a river named emotion
Will I make it back to shore or drift into the unknown

[Chorus]
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river

[Verse 3]
I’m building an antenna
Transmissions will be sent when I am through
Maybe we could meet again further down the river
And share what we both discovered then revel in the view

[Chorus]
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river
Further down the river

[Outro]
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river
I’m floating down a river

If I was asked to pick a song that exemplifies relaxation, “Aqueous Transmission” by Incubus would be my choice. The rock band takes a step outside their usual sound by using Chinese instruments and a Japanese orchestra for the melody and harmonies of the song. Singer Brandon Boyd’s calm, soft vocals float atop the accompaniment to create a meandering effect that mirrors the lyrics. This song never fails to relax me and is incredibly evocative in its imagery, especially when listened to while lying down with eyes closed.

If you enjoyed this song, please feel free to check out the artist’s social media accounts below!

Band Links:
Website
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram
Facebook

The image used in this post can be found through the hyperlink below.
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