Of Ruby Sparks and Lo-Fang

Last June, I watched one of my five-star garnering films of the year, Ruby Sparks. I know, I know, a lot of people have been raving about it to me for the longest time and I’ve wanted to watch it for some time now. But I just got a copy and of course, I immediately watched it. And boy, were everyone right.

If you’re not familiar with it, Ruby Sparks is a movie released back in 2012 starring Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Kazan also wrote the screenplay and the directors behind Little Miss Sunshine directed it. It’s about Calvin, a bestselling author who has been in a sophomore slump, with so much pressure after his first book lauding all the awards and praises. He then dreams of a girl and starts writing about her and she comes to life as the titular Ruby Sparks.

This is in no way a review of the film but if you haven’t watched it, I suggest you do so. Great directing, wonderful screenplay and superb acting. Just generally aces in all aspects. But the point of this post is to share this amazing and super talented musician I chanced upon randomly, Lo-Fang. He’s a classically trained musician so he plays A LOT of instruments and his voice, OH HIS VOICE. He has this song called Confusing Happiness and I’m putting it in here, with the lyrics, so you can listen.

I had to break the code,
Go mad.

I tried,
To make a soul
From scratch.

If I could dream you in meticulous detail,
Would you ever come alive?
Would you ever come alive?
I’ll dedicate my days and 14 of my nights
Will you ever come alive?
Will you ever come alive?

I want this,
A confusing happiness,
Never knowing what comes next.
I want this,
All the agony and bliss,
From confusing happiness.

The dawn, no birds around,
Reborn, without a sound.
Oh no,
The fire drowned.

If I could dream you in meticulous detail,
Would you ever come alive?
Would you ever come alive?
Since I began, it’s taken two years in this hell.
Will you ever come alive?
Will you ever come alive?

I want this,
A confusing happiness,
Never knowing what comes next.
I want this,
All the agony and bliss,
From confusing happiness.

(If I could dream you up…)

If I could dream you in meticulous detail,
Would you ever come alive?
Would you ever come alive?
I dedicate my body and my conscious mind.
Will you ever come alive?
Will you ever come alive?

I want this,
A confusing happiness,
Never knowing what comes next.
I want this,
All the agony and bliss,
From confusing happiness.

It’s the perfect theme song for Ruby Sparks, isn’t it? The lyrics are perfect and the somber, mellow tone captures Calvin’s feelings all throughout the film. I had goosebumps when I first listened to the song and I can’t un-link this song to Ruby Sparks.

So, yeap, that’s it! I just made a movie and a song recommendation, which is kind of my goal when I said I’ll be posting here again. Hee. I hope you guys check it out. Really, they’re great. I stand by it.

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Of Ruby Sparks and Lo-Fang

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