Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Lonely Futurism of TLC's FanMail
"FanMail" is all about the bizarre feeling of being inundated with messages and superficial attempts at connection-- and somehow feeling even more isolated because of it. Libidinous yet unremittingly anxious, the track articulates a whole new kind of longing: the loneliness of constant connectedness, and how the more time we spend in the digital world, the more we fetishize the real. "Every day I think I'm gonna meet ya," T-Boz confesses as the track escalates towards an abrupt anti-climax, "Can't wait til the day I see ya"
- Lindsay Zoladz