It's a song that beckons you into a conversation with it into a relationship and in so doing it demands further listens. So my initial response here is just that; the beginnings of a deeper experience I'm promised to have with as song this emotionally dense and simultaneously light on its feet.
The lightness I think comes from the incredible lack of self consciousness in the lyrics and the beautiful gentle way they're sung, that's hard to do while also keeping each line so tight, literate and crafted. Not many manage it. That and the incredible groove that just flies and swoops and circles above the urban sprawl of life and lies and hopes and fear it evokes.
I love that you're not content to stay in one emotional place. Love and beauty and desperation and cynicism all exist in one moment that feels far more real and human than those songs that would seek to major on one emotional state.
You're a master of imagery, the small yet beautifully depicted domestic scenes that carry a world of weight, single socks hanging, pillows made up the way one likes. You take the mundane and the ordinary and you elevate it to the sacred and heroic. It's why we need art, it reminds us this whole world is a temple and helps us to understand out own place and time and story.
I also like that you've written unashamed pop music right down to a sing along chorus and yet packed it with the sophistication and emotional depth of a short novel. Steve Earle beautiful described what songs should be when he called them literature you can consume in your car. That's definitely this. It's easy to enter into, it doesn't demand of me and yet it gives a huge amount.
More than anything the whole thing seems wonderfully evocative of the deep earthy soul of Tracey Chapman. That's evocative not imitative. Huge difference
You are very very good at this. And I am so far from your target audience. I'm a miserable bastard drawn to the art of the self destructive. And yet I can come from ah echo chamber of Tom Waits and Springsteen and Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen and find that this has all the marks of craftsmanship sophistication I might want in a song. A deep deep soul and it invites me into an experience that might want to normally find its belonging in a world very different to mine. And it's a testament to your artistry.