In The Rotation: “Borderline” by Tame Impala

Welcome to The Sports Fan Journal’s latest series, In The Rotation. Music fans are always trying to find the latest tunes to spin and our editor Mya Melody, a.k.a. the playlist virtuoso, is here to help. Whether you need a weekend turn up anthem or a smooth jam for a kickback, this series will highlight the week’s hottest song to add in your collection. Vibe out and enjoy! #MelodyPutYouOn

The last time fans were gifted with a Tame Impala album was back in 2015, however speculation came that a new project was on the horizon when the band teased new music in mid-March. Well as fans get ready to trek to Indio, Calif. for the first weekend of Coachella 2019, the festival headliners are back with a new single, “Borderline.”

Tame Impala performed the song for the first time last month as musical guests on Saturday Night Live. Upon first listen, “Borderline” gives the smooth, hazy sound that was evident on the band’s last project, Currents. Throughout the song, frontman Kevin Parker questions the trust and commitment in his relationship, while wondering if he’s worthy of real love. At some point, listeners may forget about the sad lyrics due to the psychedelic production that makes for a carefree dance track.

This has been a trying week for many, especially in the wake of the death of Nipsey Hussle. Some may wish on getting the winning lottery ticket, but maybe you should just bet on yourself. Invest in you and yours. And after you’ve put in the hard work, get in your chill vibe bag for the weekend and put Tame Impala’s “Borderline” in the rotation and check out this week’s pertinent reading material:

Life After Nipsey: Heartbroken Los Angeles tries to keep running Hussle’s marathon – The Undefeated

The ongoing fight to keep go-go alive in Washington D.C. – The Fader

J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival Was Our Joy: Review – DJBooth

Beychella, 1 Year Later: The Making of a Pop Culture Landmark – Complex

Lil Nas X’s Smash Makes Country Wonder if Rap Is Friend or Foe. Again. – The New York Times

 

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