Does God exist? We don’t know, but Kississippi does.

We live on a spinning rock suspended in endless space whose only source of light is a burning star so large our minds can hardly comprehend how far it is from us, but maybe that’s because we’re too busy worrying whether or not we’ll be able to pay our bills next month or even keep our jobs. This is chaos, and it’s largely out of our control, but every now and then you find pockets of hope through people or art or some combination of the two that helps make everything a little bit better. Sure we all have to die some day, but at least you can be alive at such a point in time that this person or thing existed and it made you feel good. What more can you really ask for?

In these trying times the music community has been in desperate need of new voices with fresh ideas that could carry today’s listeners through the struggles of being a human. Today we have an answer in the form of Kississippi, the indie-pop writing project of musician/visual artist Zoe Reynolds and latest member of the Side One Dummy Records family. Reynolds’ celebrated the news by releasing a new song titled “Cut Yr Teeth,” and it’s about to change your freaking life. Check it out:

If you’re reading this now and the song hasn’t finished you better knock that nonsense off and pay attention. The same goes if you only listened once. You owe this to yourself. Enjoy the moment. Cherish it.

You feel that? The little tingle running down your spine that may or may not also be making the hairs on your skin stand tall? That, dear readers, is the sign you’ve stumbled upon actual magic. You’ve discovered, as we here at Substream did when this song first hit our inbox, proof that there is good in this world and hope for a better tomorrow. There is a place “Cut Yr Teeth” allows you to travel to that no other song or conversation or even person could have provided the world and it’s the perfect escape from whatever ails you right this moment.

Do you need a third listen? You probably do.

Kississippi will release more material in 2018. Follow Substream on Twitter for updates.

The lyrics for “Cut Yr Teeth,” as written on Kississippi’s Bandcamp page, read:

cheekbones​​ ​​that​​ ​​shine​​ ​​like​​ ​​diamonds​ ​oh​​ ​​darkness,​​ ​​i​​ ​​am​​ ​​nerveless eyes​​ ​​closed​​ ​​for​​ ​​lack​​ ​​of​​ ​​purpose
lack​​ ​​of​​ ​​light​​ ​​or​​ ​​fear​​ ​​that​​ ​​i’ll​​ ​​lose​​ ​​it
i’m​​ ​​still​​ ​​afraid​​ ​​of​​ ​​the​​ ​​dark
you​​ ​​were​​ ​​my​​ ​​light​​ ​​for​​ ​​so​​ ​​long​ ​oceans​​ ​​deep​​ ​​and​​ ​​mountains​​ ​​tall​ ​our​​ ​​future​​ ​​plays​​ ​​tricks​​ ​​on​​ ​​us,​​ ​​huh?
stories​​ ​​that​​ ​​wreak​​ ​​of​​ ​​fiction
adorned,​​ ​​written​​ ​​in​​ ​​cursive
you​​ ​​were​​ ​​a​​ ​​catholic​​ ​​school​​ ​​kid
you​​ ​​kept​​ ​​quiet​​ ​​for​​ ​​fear​​ ​​that​​ ​​you’d​​ ​​chose​​ ​​this​ ​dimples​​ ​​that​​ ​​cut​​ ​​through​​ ​​eyelids
oh,​​ ​​heartlessness​​ ​​is​​ ​​burden
high​​ ​​lows,​​ ​​for​​ ​​you’re​​ ​​uncertain
of​​ ​​eagerness​​ ​​or​​ ​​fear​​ ​​that​​ ​​you’ll​​ ​​lose​​ ​​it​ ​or​​ ​​fear​​ ​​that​​ ​​you’ll​​ ​​lose​​ ​​it​​ ​​(x4)
the​​ ​​person​​ ​​you​​ ​​made​​ ​​yourself​​ ​​out​​ ​​to​​ ​​be​ ​would​​ ​​feel​​ ​​sorry​​ ​​for​​ ​​what​​ ​​you’ve​​ ​​done​​ ​​to​​ ​​me​ ​like​​ ​​scrapped​​ ​​sheet​​ ​​metal​​ ​​shaves​ ​ivories​ ​you​​ ​​started​​ ​​out​​ ​​slow​​ ​​but​​ ​​you​​ ​​cut​​ ​​your​​ ​​teeth​ ​you​​ ​​cut​​ ​​your​​ ​​teeth
cheekbones​​ ​​that​​ ​​shine​​ ​​like​​ ​​diamonds​ ​oh​​ ​​darkness,​​ ​​i​​ ​​am​​ ​​nerveless eyes​​ ​​closed​​ ​​for​​ ​​lack​​ ​​of​​ ​​purpose
lack​​ ​​of​​ ​​light​​ ​​or​​ ​​fear​​ ​​that​​ ​​i’ll​​ ​​lose​​ ​​it
you’ve​​ ​​never​​ ​​felt​​ ​​sorry​​ ​​at​​ ​​all the​​​​person​​​​you’ve​​​​made​​​​yourself​​​​out​​​​to​​​​be​​would​​​​feel​​​​sorry​​​​for​​​​what​​​​you’ve​​​​done​​​​to​​​​me​​like​​​​scrapped​​​​sheet​​​​metal​ ​shaves​​ ​​ivories​ ​started​​ ​​out​​ ​​slow​​ ​​but​​ ​​you​​ ​​cut​​ ​​your​​ ​​teeth
you​​ ​​cut​​ ​​your​​ ​​teeth