‘Save the World,’ by electro house trio, Swedish House Mafia graced our ears for the first time back in 2010. Later that following year, Knife Party remixed the track. That was when the music drew light into our souls.
As listeners begin this Knife Party remix, a steady snare simulates a heartbeat, and the ascending of the organ notes allow listeners to envision the rising of the sun– indicating a new beginning.
As vocalist John Martin comes in, the words he sings keeps that perception while adding to the harmony of the instruments. The words encapsulate a body of people who have chosen to stem together to save the rest of humanity. Individuals that are already awoken, conscious of the knowledge that change will come, yet only when all people are of one mind.
Transcendence begins through the second verse. Feelings of empathy engulf the listener, giving a relentless yearning to feel fulfilled and whole. An awareness of one’s self begins to build, blossoming past our comfort zone, into our dreams.
Moving through our dreams- we long to taste freedom, to touch true happiness, and sense ultimate unification. That is when the question emerges. The awakened acknowledge the listener, “Who’s gonna save the world tonight? Who’s gonna bring you back to life?” Through these words, awakening peaks and the listener has now joined the journey. The music takes over their soul.
The heightening of this Knife Party remix continues, morphing the heartbeat into the sound of a fast-paced swing of a pendulum, as the counting moves us toward the future and what is to come.
The transformation- the rise of the listener’s conscious mind. As the drop hits, the battle commences. The fight will endure until the world is one. The song loops through the drop of the track twice, to grasp the continuation of an ensuing war. Swiftly, the snare ends. The simulated battle subsides. Then, “Boom!” A cloud of smoke trails into our ears.
We have won. Our world- saved.
Listen to Knife Party’s remix of ‘Save The World’ by the Swedish House Mafia below: