Just a ‘musings quickie’ tonight, to pass along the Happy Hollows’ pretty and sad new song, “Way Home.” But it’s ok; Happy Hollows are old friends of ours, so it’s cool. Why pretty and sad? Because at the root of Sarah’s luscious swirling guitar, elegant synthesizers, driving percussion and her captivating mystic banshee vocals is a melancholy tale about being away from home, on the road, and coming back to find that things have changed. It’s a lonely feeling of being tired, adrift and disconnected from previously familiar people and places. There’s a yearning for what once was, but there’s no going back. Stunning song, guys.
Sarah is joined by Charlie Mahoney (bass, synths), Matthew Fry (guitar) and Dan Marcellus (drums), and the song was produced by Lewis Pesacov (Best Coast). With the layers of synthesizers recreated live with the help of MIDI tracks and Ableton, all the parts, including vocals, were recorded in the studio in a single take. Pre-order the single now — it’s out February 23.