A concept song from a concept album about the world falling to a zombie apocalypse, Atlanta-based artist Imp’s “Dogmeat” is a dark—but interesting—tale. Speaking of a woman and her dog who try to survive in this newfound wasteland, “Dogmeat” is a two-part song. The first part is grisly but heavy on storytelling and imagery. Listeners can begin to visualize the story unfolding and can plug in pieces as needed. The second half tells the story from the dog’s perspective, seemingly as both a literal dog and as a metaphor for those who are loyal to a fault. That’s just my opinion, of course, so I may be a bit offbase.
If not about overly loyal people, the existence of the dog could also be seen as a plot device for the woman to keep pushing and find safety. Without giving much away, it’s a song you should listen to and then interpret yourselves. The thing about music is that it’s open to interpretation from just about anyone. One thing’s for sure, though: the storytelling on this song is high-level and this one ranks in my top storytelling songs of the year (so far). Check it out above and support dope music in all its forms.