The Burning Spider album by Parov Stelar is jazz meets electronic music and contemporary pop. However this Parov Stelar album leans more towards using electronic music and contemporary pop than mainly relying on electro swing or jazz. However there is still the element of jazz music prevalent on the album with songs such as Mama Talking and The Ride for example.
Beauty Mark explains Parov coming across something he did not want to see. Parov came across something photographs of him and his ex-lover which made him want to chain smoke and drink some more because of his ex-lover left him. The song explains their memories. The message of this song defines how sometime we are defined by how we face the truth.
Parov came across something he did not want to that was left in a box. What was left in a box was photographs of him and his ex-lover. Seeing those photographs of him and his ex-lover made him want to chain smoke and drink some more. Now it seemed like yesterday she was walking out that door. And lately he has been thinking about her less than always. He’s just been trying to ease the pain when it comes to her.
He remembers her left collarbone that had a beauty mark that he once called his home. Now that Parov is without her, he is better off alone. Parov tries to pretend that he is over her. Sometime we are defined by how we face the truth. People say that Parov should stop comparing every woman to her.
The song All Grown Up teaches that true love never dies regardless of how far apart people are.
If Parov forgets her, will she remember him? Do they even stand a chance? If he could break through, would it lead back to her? It don’t matter how many miles between them. No amount of hate could ever reach them.
They know love like this could teach them. Only when they’re all grown up, Parov will be coming back for her. He hopes that the years treat her kind. Parov wishes he could make her his but the time ain’t right. No amount of milage between them can stop their love even if they cannot see each other in person.
State of the Union explains Parov’s perspective and outlook on American politics and social problems. The song serves as a social commentary on social problems the United States is currently facing.
Parov wants to listen to the radio. But Parov can’t listen to the radio because radio stations don’t play music anymore. The truth is that most radio stations don’t play good music anymore.
Parov wants to turn on the evening news. But Parov can’t turn on the evening news because life ain’t all about sex scandals and celebrity blues. He is tired of hearing sex scandals and celebrity blues in the evening news. CEOs are getting richer at the gas pump off everyone else. The men in blue arrest the youth when they got nothing to do in those backstreets and alleyways. This is the state of the union currently.
These lyrics explain the problem of police brutality in America. “Look out my window, backstreets and alleyways/The men in blue, they arrest the youth when they got nothing to do” The men in blue arrest the youth when they got nothing to do in those backstreets and alleyways.
Parov heard they burned a boy in Southern Florida over a civil game. Parov heard they beat a boy to death who meant no trouble on the South Side up in Chicago, Illinois. One thing Parov just doesn’t understand assassination because when you fight for peace, that’s when they gun you down. All rise for Lincoln. All rise for MLK. All rise for Lennon. All rise for the Kennedys. Stand up for unity and equality. Stand up to be free. This is the state of union. This is all explained in Verse 3.
And on the south side, up in Chicago
I heard they beat a boy to death who meant no trouble
Assassination, I just don’t understand
Cause when you fight for peace
That’s when they gun you down
Mama Talking is a jazzy upbeat composition by Parov Stelar. Mama knows that you know it ain’t right. It ain’t stuff that you had thought to give. What you’re doing ain’t right.
I rate this album 4/5****!