This song is such a beautiful escape. I could be having the worst day ever, but as soon as I go to my favorite park, gaze up at the gaps of sunlight, and listen to this song, I’m in heaven. The song, as most Beach House songs, seems to last for an eternity in the best way possible; I always lose track of time being forever lost in their dream pop magic.
The song itself is comprised of half written thoughts that together form a beautiful song about heartbreak. The last portion of the song ends with a loop of the lyrics “Fall back into place”, which in the context of this song represents the crash of reality that’s often felt when someone we really care about is gone. In a way we have to fall back into place, go back into our daily routine, and somehow move on from someone that was incredibly important to us.
Instrumentally there are essentially four elements that are repeated throughout the song. The synth sets the tone with what feels like a ray of sunshine, percussion then comes in with a simple snare beat that’s constant, a slide guitar that sounds too euphoric to be real joins in, and lastly the keyboard glitters throughout the song adding variation rhythmically with its pitter-patter like playing that feels like a sunshower.
The song has an ability to make everything around me come in and out of focus. It’s almost mimicking the internal struggle of having to come out of a hazy dream, which plays into the lyrics of the song. Falling back into place and getting back to “our usual self” doesn’t come at a flip of a switch. It’s a slow and groggy process that sucks, but with songs that heal like this it seems a lot easier to manage.