Dion Todd brings audiences a gorgeously nostalgic meeting between melodic pop and uplifting, entrancing classic dance vibes. Remedy For Insanity is a song that’s easy to love, if not for those opening moments of pop simplicity – a smooth voice, a simple dreamlike ambiance and a wash of modern synths, a thick but mellow beat – then undoubtedly for the later drop to the somewhat classic and near-vintage sound of a simpler time. This is original EDM at the dawn of its meeting with the pop vocalists of the world – there’s something smooth and calming about the drop, it’s not intense or overly attention grabbing, it just softly draws you in even more so than before.
Dion Todd approaches music and creativity from a place of appreciation and an understanding of darkness and difficulty. This song doesn’t deal with any specific personal turmoil though, instead it revels in the sheer power of music – the poetry and the metaphors utilized throughout have a nineties boy-band feel to them; it’s widely accessible, easy to relate to, seemingly intense on paper but far from intended to shock or unsettle. Instead, you grow accustomed to the song’s lyrics and its melody very quickly, and as the performance and the production alike are of such a high quality, the rest just falls into place.
Remedy For Insanity seems like a natural piece of music that doesn’t try too hard to be anything other than effective and easy to get into. For those of us who knew the charts of the nineties, there’s undoubtedly an element of comforting nostalgia to the sound. For those who didn’t, this is just as catchy and memorable regardless, and it offers a less intrusive, lighter alternative to the vast majority of EDM-pop fusion releases of today. It’s a track that can either energize or soothe, depending on the setting and on what you want to get from it. As stated, an easy song to love, and from someone with an unstoppable drive and desire to craft something worthwhile as an artist.