Subtle But Genius Wordplay

Rock Genius:

When translated from French, the lines read:

Between the night, night and dawn.
Between the kingdoms, of the living and of the dead.

 
There is a subtle, but genius, wordplay between “la nuit” (the night) and “l'ennui” (boredom) here. This digital, reflective age, staring at screens, is a purgatory — a metaphor to represent the ambivalence and boredom of human life in the digital age.
 
We are living, but not really living; communicating with each other, but not really communicating; experiencing life through digital images, YouTube videos and live streams instead of actually going out and living it.
 
This once again could be a reference to the myth about Orpheus and Erydice. (The record cover depicts Rodin’s statue of the unfortunate lovers.)

 Rap Genius (and now Rock Genius, Poetry Genius, and News Genius) is one of the three or four main reasons why the Internet continues to exist.

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