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Does Karma Last Forever – The ERAera

November 20, 2013

The ERAera
The ERAera wowed me last month with their amazing sound. Yesterday they shared their first mixtape “The Heart’s Discourse” with me and I am blown away. They have some very obvious talent. The entire mixtape is grand and well produced, unified by themes of social progression and moral imperative. “Does Karma Last Forever” is a good representative of the mixtape. Starting out with a glorious swelling sound of wonder and triumph, this song relies on reverberating background “ah”s and orchestral strings. Soaring female vocals dominate the beginning and end of the song like bookends. The center of the song contains the perfect breakdown, grounding the song with chanted deep male vocals, toeing the line between rapping and singing. On top of this musical setting the ERAera provide amazing and admirable lyrics. I’d really like to be able to read all these lyrics out, but from the parts I’ve gotten, this song takes time to marvel at how everything that has ever happened in history led to this moment. Not that this moment is perfect, far from it, but just how momentous that understanding is and how important everything we do actually is. They sing about good intentions, striving to adhere to a moral code, and compare the good and bad in their lives, asking if there is a link. If that’s not enough for you, they also manage to work a Toto reference into their chorus. So check out this amazing song, and while you’re at it, check out the whole mixtape here.

Does Karma Last Forever – The ERAera / Or from SoundCloud

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