With an acoustic drum groove and just that little hint of swing, you can hear where this song is going from the first few bars. Nothing here will take you by surprise, because this song does such a good job of leading you down a narrative path that feels predestined.
A mid-tempo rhythm pocket leads you through the set-up - drums, then guitar, and then that intensely hook-laden bass kicks in, and everything just keeps moving. A fun part of this song is the element of commentary: the main theme of the chorus is an interesting question about our role in the universe, positing the role of God simply as a cosmic hourglass.
“Is this the workings of some great divine plan, or are we just a grain in God’s hourglass?
Drifting through time,
Chasing after what we cannot have ”— Harvie June
Hourglass, the latest introspective single from Harvie June, is a dreamy number about bridging the gap between adult reality and youthful aspiration.
Harvie June is a 23 year old songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer from Richmond, Virginia. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.