Hope can sometimes be an impossibly cruel and funny emotion. To call upon hope in abject circumstances is to throw caution to the wind and believe that everything will work out for the best. When we hope for something unseen and unknown we have a reason to wake up in the morning. In effect, "keeping hope alive" keeps us going.
Mikky Ekko's own "Pull Me Down" with atmospheric production from Clams Casino struggles to find hope while uncertainty runs rampant. "Pull me down if you want, and I hope that you want to," Ekko sings with unmistakable urgency at the start of the breathless Ryan Hemsworth remix. Ekko's own trouble has become entangled with another girl's trouble and he begs to be swept away in a raging sea of strife along with her. The production from Clams Casino perfectly crafts this storminess, with Ekko's vocals bubbling up to the surface as the rolling waves of her name wash over him. Ekko wants to be there at all times, raging a battle "up against the world," and sharing secrets "only trouble knows." In the midst of this tempest, Ekko keeps hope alive by envisioning the couple as the "king and queen of the moonlight." The same hope that keeps Ekko going, has also managed to make a mess of him as he pins all on his chances on someone he admits is "trouble." Where the relationship will end up is left to fate, but hope can't help but have a say.
"Pull Me Down (Ryan Hemsworth Remix)"- Mikky Ekko