SAKIMA & Robokid – Apps

SAKIMA’s new song with Robokid, “Apps”, is a gritty and dark indictment of dating apps. Biting and direct, each line grooves with buzzing croon that’s as disquieting as it is supremely confident. Robokid’s verse carries a complimentary upbeat energy that glides over the bumping beat. This song is as much a reflection of the times as it is something that would fit well late night at a dark club.

In his words:
I made this song as a retort to the dating/hook up culture that seems almost impossible to get away from if you’re ‘in the game’ as it were. I was dating someone in particular and it was going really well but by the end of it, it transpired that even though this guy really liked me he just wasn’t ready to give one person his attention. Not because he wanted to sleep around or anything like that, but because there’s just so many endless opportunities to meet someone new 24/7, how can I compete with that? I’m the kind of person where if I like someone I get rid of all the hook up and dating apps on my phone and give whoever it may be my full attention to see where things go, and I don’t think it’s too much to ask for the same in return. So through the frustration and psychological stress that comes with feeling like you’re not good enough to compete with an entire world of new possibilities through an app, I sort of found this inner voice in me that was much stronger and self-knowing than before all this dating apps shit that’s ruining potentially meaningful relationships. I seriously now think you should only be using a dating app if you’re struggling to meet new people in real life, and not as a file-a-fax to pick up guys, get them to like you and then drop them to try something new.” – SAKIMA

Nathan Irving
Nathan Irving (aka Nate Flaks) is a writer for WFNM & 1/2 of the electronic indie-pop duo Sleeping Lion.