Arlo Parks' new single is a song for the gentle moments between lovers in the early hours of the morning, when you're still half-asleep and in that space between dreams and reality.
It's an ethereal and soft love song that shows the calming power of a healthy relationship. The track evokes a feeling of peace even more precious because it arrives after a long history of relationships that "made me feel used," as Arlo and Phoebe Bridgers harmonize on the fourth verse.
As always, Bridgers' haunting vocals add a sense of longing and emotional nuance to Arlo's soft and beautiful ballad, and their voices blend to create a feeling of love and security. But this love isn't the idealized kind -- Arlo sings about how she relies on her partner when her "head eats me alive."
Indeed, this ballad is not about a toxic love or a fantasy. It's real and gentle, and as refreshing as a cool summer breeze.