Astronauts, etc.: Up For Grabs
It was a very late night, I was most likely sleep deprived, spaced out and unaware of my surroundings (or, where my head was at for that matter). As I climbed into bed, I thought I would give the internet one last troll for tunes to fall asleep to. Famous last words.
Astronauts, etc. "Up For Grabs" found me, scooped me up and took me a journey, one that I can only compare to the experience of flying through the mystical sky with Falkor. A lifelong dream of mine.
Astronauts, etc. is the project of Oakland musician, Anthony Ferraro. Maybe it was the opening lyrics "I know that I'm a pain in the ass, but I heard that your heart is up for grabs." Maybe it was the dream-like synth melodies accompanied by smooth falsetto. Regardless of the reason, I was instantly enticed by Ferraro upon first listen of "Up For Grabs."
The radiant track comes off of his second and forthcoming EP, Sadie out Sept. 23 via Hit City U.S.A.
I've said this before and I'll say it again, every time I turn to NPR for musical suggestions, I end up frothing over new artists and enter a black hole of tangents and wonderful discoveries; furthermore, this delays whatever I may be doing (sleeping, working, productivity). Thank you yet again for this introduction.