The record centers around a fictional, irreparably damaged couple, exploring how inanimate household objects can retain memories long after the relationship has ended.
On first single “Stay Happy Here”, the breakup seems necessary but not imminent, as nobody’s quite miserable enough to actually leave—or they’ve just been beaten down so badly by surrounding circumstances that they lack the confidence to believe things might be better on their own.
Don’t be shy
Don’t be kind
Somewhere snow collects and bends the boughs of pines
But doesn’t it seem a bit wasteful to you
To throw away all of the time we spent perfecting our love in close quarters and confines?
Isn’t it wasteful?
And I am terrified that it doesn’t feel painful to me yet
Somewhere on top of the high rise there’s a woman on the edge of a building at the ledge
And traffics backing up on 35