Jeremy Aaron – “The Day the Internet Died”


A compelling single with an evident Talking Heads inspiration, “The Day the Internet Died” comes via Brooklyn-based artist Jeremy Aaron. A wry wit is apparent in contemplating a hypothetical — what if the internet, and technology in general, ceased to exist? Playful synth-bass enamors amidst the “we’re all lost in space,” central refrain, bemoaning “there’s no signal here.”

Lyrical depictions of public libraries becoming popular and tech employees flocking to parks, and finally getting outside, are delivered with a sturdy spoken-word inflection reminiscent of David Byrne. The “we’re all lost in space,” melodic hook appears intermittently, as the observations — “the day the internet died, some people couldn’t sleep without it…” — continue. A gripping, poignant thematic pursuit aligns with a catchy synth-forward production and nostalgic tint on the riveting “The Day the Internet Died.”

We discovered this release via MusoSoup, as part of the artist’s promotional campaign.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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