This post was originally published in November 2018.

It’s the eternal struggle between self-realization and rapture, between freedom and delicious entanglement, enmeshed in a slow and sticky groove. A wispy falsetto tops this modern stack of digital tones moving like embers into a cloud of ash.

The voice will always take you home, and we are treated to a burning soul and a simmering sense of restraint: the harmony is sparse, the space is open. Anything can happen.

Lyves is a singer-songwriter based in London. This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.