Hello friends, family, and loved ones. We would like to share with you the first of many releases via the Portculture music + arts collective. On November 10th we had the pleasure of releasing “Take Control” by Awkward Glances. Ben Guidry, aka Awkward Glances, is a musical cosmonaut from Lafayette, Louisiana. He is a lyricist and producer with intent to carry a message. His latest album #Whatatimefordistraction made it’s appearance on November 11th.
For fans of Flobots, Awkward Glances manifests a lyrical story board that paints a vivid picture of the societal norms, social awkwardness, and the lifestyles of the youth.
When asked what do you desire from your music, clearly you have a message but what exactly do you wish to have happen, Ben answers with:
“Promote enough questioning and protests through my art and words so that the overall system can be reformed in a major way ” –
Which we thought was very interesting and moving – We also asked Ben, what were his thoughts and motives were with his song “Take Control” (listen below), he writes
“Mainly it’s about the need for our government to disassemble Geo-political areas and social structures in order to take control of people Above all, it’s a comment on the imperialistic tendencies of America, particularly with its inception through the “manifest destiny” idea.”
You can hear this nearing the end of the song on Soundcloud where it has more of the album easter eggs. He continues explaining
“It also mentions contemporary imes as out government tears apart it’s own people by perpetuating violent discord, creating us versus them mentalities in order to remain in power“
You can find out for your self the message he wants to make through giving his music a listen. With influences by: Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down, and The Flobots his album #Whatatimefordistraction can easily become an emerging work of art from the heart of Louisiana. It’s currently on repeat, it’s just that good.