This post was originally published in November 2018.

Riding that line between performance and sound sculpture, the organic elements here like the heavy kick drum and the atmospheric guitar line up well with the emotional and occasionally robotic lead vocal delivery. It’s a simple collection of instrumental flourishes, informing an honest moment of vulnerability.

It’s a fly-on-the-wall moment between erstwhile soul-mates; and the internal language of emotional negotiation, which is always fraught with miscommunication and mystery. A lean exploration of the dynamics of courtship lays it all on the line:

“It’s you forever
but I get what I deserve
if I turn my back on you”— T Scarlett

This song is featured on our CHILL NEW Songwriters playlist.