July 25, 2021
Dissociation is a dark, stormy, dramatic ballad, and a melodic fusion of the east and the west. The song particularly stands out because of its eloquent Sitar passages, with Upright Bass and Drums maintaining that jazzy ballad touch. The haunting chord progressions and arrangement of synth layers complement the shifting time signature.
Ajuni's love for experimentation with different genres, influences and musicians truly comes through on this one.
The poetic and rather poignant lyrics are rooted in her background of studying mental illness, as well as her personal struggles. With the lyrics written years ago, the music has evolved over time, reflecting Ajuni's journey as a composer and arranger.