Friday, June 17, 2016

Food Pairing 101: What Goes Well With Future Generations' New Single?

The idea behind Future Generations' new single "Coast" is that there is a special girl that is looking to relocate to the coast. Lead singer Eddie Gore insists throughout the track that he doesn't want to lose this girl to the coast. Yet, he questions exactly what it is that is happening between them. I mean he knows that "it sparkles and it shines" but is it the type of thing that is "made of gold?" Or is it just that fake stuff that falls apart minutes after you pour out your soul and keep her from the coast? At that point, when she bounces to someone else, gets pregnant and becomes stuck almost as far away from Walla Walla as she can be, isn't it at least a little bit your fault? *Pardon me while I put that skeleton back in the closet.*

"Coast" is unique as far as Future Generations goes because it wasn't written as a band. The song came about when Eddie spent a few days in Nashville visiting family. He sat down for a collaborative session with his father and an amazing songwriter named Sarah Silva. According to Eddie, Ms. Silva brought out some "real emotion" in him and they wound up writing a "great song."  

So what would I pair with this track? I'm thinking something a bit fruity. More importantly, it has to have aquafaba. I say this because "Coast" winds down with a repetitive "the coast is calling your name, I don't hear a sound." Replace the word "coast" with "aquafaba" and really you describe the last few years of my life. I've heard of the wonders of aquafaba (bean juice) as an egg replacer but haven't yet gone for it. I've let it fall on deaf ears. It seems like such a hassle to deal with. But when you are turning down things like these Blueberry Lime Glazed Donuts (from A Saucy Kitchen blog) just because you are being lazy, eventually you get to the point where it comes time to reevaluate. Do you want to keep doing subpar vegan desserts? Or do you want to take it to the next level?

Nothing like "Coasts" and Blueberry Lime donuts and aquafaba reevaluation to finish off your Friday.