Track of the Day: ‘Think’ by Kaleida

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

Reader Cole Paffett recommends one of his favorites:

The song is “Think” by Kaleida, as heard in John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves. The scene is the beginning of the Red Circle pool club scene, where Keanu’s character is quietly eliminating the bodyguards of his target (Game of Thrones’s Alfie Allen):

The song has a quiet efficiency to it, echoing hitman John Wick’s merciless efficiency in dispatching Yosef’s bodyguards. “Think” also has a “chill-out” vibe, meshing perfectly with the chill atmosphere of the pool club. There’s an undercurrent of intense emotion in the scene by John Wick as we see him professionally and ruthlessly kill anybody who comes between him and Yosef.  “Think” matches that intensity, making for a memorable scene.  As we learn earlier in the film, John Wick isn’t the Baba Yaga (bogeyman); he’s the man you send to kill the f****** bogeyman.

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