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“Apple trees and sugar snap peas and lazy afternoons,” the chorus to Elliot Ok’s debut single “Snap! (The End)” goes. A wistful lyric encapsulating a bittersweet meditation on a comfortable home. Sadly, or maybe it’s inevitably, time progresses, and we leave that home to seek out bigger and better things.

It’s an indolent reflection on expected nostalgia, progressing from denial to reluctant acceptance. “The West was won by thieves,” he professes. What could he gain from leaving? But the orchestration, falling on the back of each beat, reveals remembrance—a thought he had before, but now has come around.

As the sturdy drum and acoustic guitar groove lift the narrative between peculiar points to oddly specific anecdotes, a slippery slide guitar paints the aural scene in a hazy summer cloud. The comfortable atmosphere interrupted only by heartfelt lyrics approaching a conclusion.

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By the time the piano glissandos down the keys, rapidly closing this drawn-out process, the spell breaks and reality returns. Until the meditation begins again, of course.

Stream “Snap! (The End)” below.


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