"Fresh Air" reviewed by Spencer Griffin
A collaborative effort between Spec Lab students Lucas Salusky and Miles LeBlanc, both of whom are fans of the techno/dance genre, "Fresh Air" is spring and summer encapsulated into sound! Mixing a variety of different keyboard sounds and synthetic beats, "Fresh Air" seems like something cribbed straight out of the Fatboy Slim catalog, bearing somewhat a resemblance to latter-day Moby tunes as well. Lucas takes on the spoken vocals, rapped in a fashion that is both deadpan and rhythmic, while Miles adds fleeting, evaporative, Bowie-esque vocals to the parts of the song that are supposed to be sung. The lyrics to "Fresh Air," as can be inferred from the title of the song, is about the desire to be out and about during the warmest months of the year (or perhaps just any time at all). We have all wanted to set foot into the wild, especially during this last year and a half, and "Fresh Air" is the perfect way to paint a musical picture of both the desire and anxiety we have felt during that time!