Hi Our Basement,
“Atmosphere” is about loving someone despite the flaws or hardships you face together, and the tension between knowing and mystery in long-term relationships. It’s the opening track on my forthcoming sophomore record, Passages, to be released on all major music platforms June 26, 2020.
A lot of love songs are about the before and after of a romantic relationship. “Atmosphere” acknowledges the space in between, how it expands and contracts, blurring and coming into focus over time. The distance that can grow between two people, that still allows room for the desire or willingness to cross it and reconnect.
The song started out as a scrap of melody in a voice memo, and the lyrics came together later from some disparate places — a Jeff Wall photograph, an Esther Perel podcast, some therapy.
Thank you for listening,