Ennui is a triumphant and celebratory shout to finding new perspective, a charmingly delightful indie pop single from Dawning, the artist persona of singer-songwriter Aaron Senor. It’s frenetic and infectious with its good vibes, reflecting the artist’s introspections about life and its meaning.
Dawning’s body of work tended to be dark dream-pop explorations of consciousness, but Ennui despite its name is a peppy and optimistic anthem that reminds you that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This indie pop track uses peppy percussion along with rippling energetic synths to embellish, creating some very interesting soundscapes between the vocals, to craft an ambience of hope and joy. The song embodies Dawning’s overcoming of his sense of purposelessness, his ennui, by fostering a new attitude and gaining a fresh lease on life.
This song is a declaration of the first glimpses I caught of the possibility of a meaningful and lasting happiness. Seeing a therapist has not magically cured my depression, but it has made me realize there are ways of dealing with and diminishing it, which has given me hope.
It’s the kind of song you’d put on on the highway and just enjoy yourself singing along with the chorus – uplifting and delightful, Ennui is a do not miss.
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