Written by Caleb Oldham
Olympic Dreams Records is a small label based in Denton, Texas that focuses on “ambitions and dreams.” The music they tend to put out is inviting rather than confrontational, floating above you with an outstretched hand instead of spitting in your face. Like a less spiritual Sufjan Stevens track, “A Weird Flash,” is one of those soft spoken gems.
The song opens with a light acoustic guitar that evokes lost summer hours. LUWUM proves his talent as a lyricist, going beyond the general “sense of longing” mood established by the strings. Haunted by an elusive “she,” “her,” and “you” (presumably the same person), the singer seems disoriented by her presence yet dependent on it. Ultimately, the song reminds us that a flash, like the figures in our lives, is simply part of a cycle: darkness, light, and then darkness again.
Listen to more LUWUM on his Bandcamp.