Anticipation – Music To Play While You’re Getting Undressed
I remember being part of a semi-circle in primary school where the teacher asked me what my favourite day of the week was. I responded “Friday, because you get to look forward to Saturday”. I don’t know if my answer made any impression; my guess is that any teacher who is asking her students what their favourite day of the week is was probably phoning it in, but in retrospect I see my response as being what would end up defining me as a man.
I think I’ve always favoured anticipation over realization. The daydream about what might happen next so often resonates more acutely than what actually transpires. It’s the hopeful scent of perfume joining the lingering mist from a hot shower, or the electricity you feel the first time you touch her thigh. It’s holding a wrapped gift, boarding an airplane, or buying a lottery ticket.
Wrought with this spirit of idealized anticipation, this broodingly soulful selection is set to score your evening from the last sip of your first drink, as you’re standing undressed before the mirror wondering how your night will go, to the first sip of your last drink, when the alluring stranger you brought home unzips their jeans.
Deadbeat – Ain’t No More Flowers
Blundetto – The Sun Goes Down
Uffe – I Can Show You High
Erykah Badu – I’ll Call U Back
Tiga – Blondes Have More Fun
Weval – Ways to Go
Yumi Zouma – Drachma
Jessy Lanza – Could Be U
Lapsley – Station
The Range – Regular
Sepalcure – Been So True
Lil Silva – Jimi
I.F.O. feat. Afrika Bambaataa- Nibiru
Banks – Fuck With Myself
Jeremih feat. Juicy J & Twista – Woosah
SBTRKT feat. D.R.A.M. & Mabel – I Feel You Pain
WEEKND – Quatre Neuf
Silent Jay X Jace XL – Everybody Here Wants You
Blood Orange – Better Numb